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Latest items for Moldova

April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 25, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“In some cases, abused women resorted to suicide or to killing their abusers as the ‘only way out of the oppressive life they [were] enduring’” (para 5).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 3.18 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 27 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 849,599 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Moldova introduced 10 days of paid paternity leave. It is also gradually increasing and equalizing the ages at which men and women can retire and receive full pension benefits" (p. 39).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"22.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Moldova (23 out of 101 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"22.2% of ministerial positions in Moldova (4 out of 18 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"44.1% of managerial positions in Moldova are held by women" (para 3).
Feb. 5, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"44.1% of managerial positions in Moldova are held by women" (para 3).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law defines domestic violence as a criminal offense, provides for the punishment of perpetrators, defines mechanisms for obtaining restraining orders against abusive individuals, and extends protection to unmarried individuals and children of unmarried individuals. The maximum punishment for family violence offenses is 15 years’ imprisonment" (Pg 29).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Progress in protecting women and children against domestic violence improved during the year, compared with previous years, due to increased attention to the issue through training and media campaigns. The Ministry of Internal Affairs continued capacity building in this field including training sessions for police officers handling domestic violence cases. According to various NGOs and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the issuance of protective orders and the effectiveness of their implementation depended on the attitude of authorities. Reports that police officers were not diligent in ensuring either proper protection of victims or proper execution of measures prescribed by protective orders continued. NGOs maintained that authorities relied excessively on NGOs to...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The National Bureau of Statistics reported an almost equal proportion of men and women employed, with 51 percent and 49 percent, respectively" (Pg 32).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law defines domestic violence as a criminal offense, provides for the punishment of perpetrators, defines mechanisms for obtaining restraining orders against abusive individuals, and extends protection to unmarried individuals and children of unmarried individuals. The maximum punishment for family violence offenses is 15 years’ imprisonment. The law permits excluding an abuser from lodging shared with the victim, regardless of who owns the property. The law also provides for psychiatric evaluation and counseling, forbids abusers from approaching victims either at home or at work, and restricts child visitation rights pending a criminal investigation. Courts may apply such protective measures for a period of three months and may extend them upon...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, language, religion, belief, age, opinion, political affiliation, or social status, but the government did not always enforce these prohibitions effectively. The law prohibits discrimination on 11 characteristics, including gender, race, and disability, as well as employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation" (Pg 28).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 16 for women and 18 for men" (Pg 33).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

Rape remained a problem, and there were no specific government rape prevention activities. During the first seven months of the year, prosecutors initiated 125 criminal cases of rape, a 23 percent decrease from 2014. Of these cases authorities dismissed 21 cases and forwarded 35 to the courts for trial; the rest of the cases remained under investigation or awaited an indictment. According to NGOs many rapes were unreported due to social stigma and a lengthy and often corrupt judicial process. The NGO La Strada noted that victims did not report rapes due to possible derogatory treatment based on past cases when perpetrators bribed police, prosecutors, and judges for a favorable...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In the first seven months of the year, police registered 926 cases of domestic violence, 200 cases fewer than in the same period of 2014. According to police the decrease was due to better prevention and deterrence measures taken by law enforcement against the perpetrators. Of these cases authorities sent 560 to trial and dismissed 34. According to Promo-Lex, one in seven women in rural areas experienced at least one act of physical violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence investigations remained problematic when police officers themselves were the offenders. In such cases law enforcement officers tended to side with the offender, and the victim would need to appeal to the...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women in law enforcement and in the army also increased. During the year 23 percent of those serving in the army were women" (Pg 32).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Rape remained a problem, and there were no specific government rape prevention activities. During the first seven months of the year, prosecutors initiated 125 criminal cases of rape, a 23 percent decrease from 2014. Of these cases authorities dismissed 21 cases and forwarded 35 to the courts for trial; the rest of the cases remained under investigation or awaited an indictment. According to NGOs many rapes were unreported due to social stigma and a lengthy and often corrupt judicial process. The NGO La Strada noted that victims did not report rapes due to possible derogatory treatment based on past cases when perpetrators bribed police, prosecutors, and judges for a favorable...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"There were credible reports of forced medication, forced abortion, work exploitation, and physical and sexual abuse in psychiatric hospitals under the Ministry of Health. Legal proceedings continued in the case of a doctor at the institution in Balti arrested in 2013 for the serial sexual assault and abuse of patients. An investigation showed that the doctor performed 18 forced abortions on the victims of his sexual assaults, all patients with mental disabilities. Authorities found dead one of the 17 victims identified during the investigations in January 2014, while a second died under unknown circumstances in April 2014. The doctor remained under house arrest" (Pg 6). "Women in psychiatric institutions and...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"An assessment of the National Action Plan on Gender Equality for 2010-15 reported a reduction in the gap between wages for men and women from 28 percent in 2010 to 12.4 percent in 2015. In 2014 a woman received 87.6 percent of a man’s wage" (Pg 32)
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on sex, age, race, color, nationality, religion, political opinion, social origin, residence, disability, HIV-positive status, membership or activity in trade unions, as well as other criteria unrelated to the professional qualities such as sexual orientation. The law requires employers to provide for equal opportunity and treatment of all employees without discrimination, to apply the same criteria to assess each employee’s work, and to provide for equal conditions for men and women relating to work and family obligations. The law defines and prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination as well as the worst forms of discrimination, which include discrimination based on two or more protected grounds....more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the first seven months of the year, police registered 926 cases of domestic violence, 200 cases fewer than in the same period of 2014. According to police the decrease was due to better prevention and deterrence measures taken by law enforcement against the perpetrators. Of these cases authorities sent 560 to trial and dismissed 34. According to Promo-Lex, one in seven women in rural areas experienced at least one act of physical violence in her lifetime" (Pg 29).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape or forcible sexual assault and establishes penalties for violations ranging from three years to life in prison. The law also criminalizes spousal rape" (Pg 28).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO La Strada operated a hotline to report domestic violence, offered victims psychological and legal aid, and provided victims with options for follow-up assistance" (Pg 31).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment remained a common problem. The law provides criminal penalties for sexual harassment ranging from a fine to a maximum of two years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits sexual advances that affect a person’s dignity or create an unpleasant, hostile, degrading, or humiliating environment in a workplace or educational institution. According to NGOs law enforcement agencies steadily improved their handling of sexual harassment cases, by addressing harassment of students by university professors and several instances of workplace harassment" (Pg 31).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Progress in protecting women and children against domestic violence improved during the year, compared with previous years, due to increased attention to the issue through training and media campaigns. The Ministry of Internal Affairs continued capacity building in this field including training sessions for police officers handling domestic violence cases. According to various NGOs and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the issuance of protective orders and the effectiveness of their implementation depended on the attitude of authorities. Reports that police officers were not diligent in ensuring either proper protection of victims or proper execution of measures prescribed by protective orders continued. NGOs maintained that authorities relied excessively on NGOs to...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The lack of registration certificates for a number of children, especially in rural areas and in Romani families, remained a problem. Observers estimated that more than 1,000 children lacked identification documents" (Pg 32).