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April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The number of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect decreased by 10 percent from July 2016 to June. A disproportionately high number of reported cases of child abuse (more than 50 percent) involved Maori children" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law provides that any person who has a sexual connection with a person younger than 16 years is liable to a maximum prison sentence of 10 years" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape. The maximum penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment; however, indefinite detention may occur in cases where the parole board, during its annual review, believes the prisoner poses a continuing threat to society" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In September 2016 the government announced it would allocate NZ$130 million ($95 million) to support victims and prevent sexual violence. The package of measures includes more than 60 new police officers, tougher penalties for breaching protection orders, and “family violence” being marked on offenders’ records for life. Victims’ programs include a new crisis response scheme for victims in the 72 hours after a sexual assault; programs to reduce harmful sexual behavior, offending, and reoffending; programs focusing on adults who pose a risk to children; and services for male survivors of sexual abuse" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 20 for both men and women, but persons between 16 and 19 years of age may marry with parental permission" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law makes it an offense punishable by seven years’ imprisonment to assist a person younger than 18 years in providing commercial sexual services; to receive earnings from commercial sexual services provided by a person younger than 18; or to contract for commercial sexual services from, or be a client of, a person younger than 18 years" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p.8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape. The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides civil penalties" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for individual and corporate fines if a person produces, imports, supplies, distributes, possesses for supply, displays, or exhibits an objectionable publication. Penalties increase to a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment or a substantially greater fine if such an act is committed with knowledge that the publication is objectionable. Simple possession of objectionable material is punishable by fines, while knowingly possessing objectionable material is punishable by a maximum of five years’ imprisonment and a larger fine. Knowingly making, trading, distributing, or displaying objectionable material can receive a maximum of 14 years’ imprisonment. In addition, a body corporate can be fined up to NZ$200,000 ($137,000)"...more
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government partially funded women’s shelters, psychosocial services, rape crisis centers, sexual abuse counseling, family-violence victim support networks, and violence prevention services. In September 2016 the government announced it would allocate NZ$130 million ($95 million) to support victims and prevent sexual violence. The package of measures includes more than 60 new police officers, tougher penalties for breaching protection orders, and “family violence” being marked on offenders’ records for life. Victims’ programs include a new crisis response scheme for victims in the 72 hours after a sexual assault; programs to reduce harmful sexual behavior, offending, and reoffending; programs focusing on adults who pose a risk to children; and services for male...more
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: PRN-LAW-2

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for individual and corporate fines if a person produces, imports, supplies, distributes, possesses for supply, displays, or exhibits an objectionable publication. Penalties increase to a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment or a substantially greater fine if such an act is committed with knowledge that the publication is objectionable. Simple possession of objectionable material is punishable by fines, while knowingly possessing objectionable material is punishable by a maximum of five years’ imprisonment and a larger fine. Knowingly making, trading, distributing, or displaying objectionable material can receive a maximum of 14 years’ imprisonment. In addition, a body corporate can be fined up to NZ$200,000 ($137,000)"...more
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is a criminal offense under the law" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law also makes it an offense to traffic in persons younger than 18 years for sexual exploitation or for forced labor. The country’s courts may prosecute citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas" (p. 9).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children born in the country attain citizenship if either parent is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the country. Children born outside the country attain citizenship if either parent is a citizen born in the country. The law requires notification of births by both parents as soon as “reasonably practicable,” deemed as being within two months of the child’s birth, and most births were registered within this period" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to a 2016 government report, one in three women reported having experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime"(p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The maximum penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment; however, indefinite detention may occur in cases where the parole board, during its annual review, believes the prisoner poses a continuing threat to society" (p. 8).
April 8, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

More housewives and women in abusive relationships in New Zealand are turning to self-harm and considering taking their own lives, according to the results of a Women’s Refuge survey into domestic violence. The online survey was conducted on 1,250 women in the country over one month, with the results released last week. Among its most disturbing revelation, over half of the women interviewed said they had considered suicide at least once. While the majority of respondents had committed self-harm and suggested a link with partner violence” (para 1-3).
April 8, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“More than 1200 women responded to the survey, and their experiences at their partners’ hands covered sexual, physical and emotional abuse. All study respondents had considered or attempted suicide, with feeling worthless consistently reported as the most common factor driving that…[A woman] spoke of the erosion of her self esteem…”I felt trapped like I couldn’t leave”(para 3-11).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand, Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"New Zealand passed its domestic violence victims' protection bill in July 2018, becoming the second country to adopt such a measure after the Philippines led the way in 2004" (para 3).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 11, 2019, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"It is a battle that is now raging in cities across the world where similar attempts to decriminalise or legalise prostitution are foundering because of their failure to stem violence, drugs and sexual diseases. Communities in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Holland, Germany and Bangladesh have all been affected" (para 6).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
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 0.87 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 8 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 916,580 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"New Zealand replaced maternity leave with parental leave and increased it from 112 to 126 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"New Zealand replaced maternity leave with parental leave and increased it from 112 to 126 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"New Zealand replaced maternity leave with parental leave and increased it from 112 to 126 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"34.2% of seats in the lower/single house of New Zealand (41 out of 120 total seats) are held by women"