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April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage in the country is 18 for both women and men, although a 16-year-old child may marry with the consent of parents or guardians and permission from the county governor. The county governor may give permission only when there are 'special reasons for contracting a marriage'" (12).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence and to counsel victims. Respective action plans require each of the country’s 27 police districts to have a domestic violence coordinator to assist victims. According to the NGO Legal Aid for Women, 26 of 27 police districts had a full-time domestic violence coordinator. Public and private organizations operated 45 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. The Oslo Crisis Center noted consolidating shelters meant that many women were less likely or unable to seek help, since they would have to travel long distances to do so, especially in the sparsely populated districts in the north of the country. The...more
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, was a problem. The law provides higher penalties for domestic violence than for simple assault, one to three years in prison, with an increased term of up to six years in more severe cases and up to 21 years for aggravated rape" (10).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (12).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status as men and enjoy identical rights under family, labor, property, inheritance, and nationality laws" (11).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs remained concerned the country’s narrow definition of rape led to underestimating the magnitude of the problem" (10). "The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence and to counsel victims. Public and private organizations operated 45 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. The Oslo Crisis Center noted consolidatingshelters meant that many women were less likely or unable to seek help, since they would have to travel long distances to do so, especially in the sparsely populated districts in the north of the country. The shelters provided support and counseling for victims and helped them gain access to social services, doctors, lawyers, and housing authorities. Survivors of...more
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides that women and men engaged in the same activity shall receive equal wages for work of equal value. In 2014 women earned on average 13.6 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to the Statistics Bureau. The government attributed this to differences in the professions chosen by women and men and the predominance of women in part-time or public sector work. The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time...more
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, to manage their reproductive health, and to have the information and means to do so free from discrimination, coercion, or violence" (11). Government does not intervene in child-bearing among citizens (AA CODER COMMENT).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law" (10). "The age for consensual sex is 16" (12).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women were subject to discrimination in employment" (1). "The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women, and virtually all public companies complied with the law" (11). "The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time employment" (17).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law" (10).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is two to 21 years in prison, depending on the severity of the assault, the age of the victim, and the circumstances in which the crime occurred. Very few cases resulted in a sentence longer than three years and four months in prison" (10).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced the law, although the Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent in 2014) as too low" (10). This is inregards to laws surrounding domestic violence specifically (AA-CODER COMMENT).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law provides that “employees shall not be subjected to harassment or other unseemly behavior,” and the government effectively enforced this provision. Employers who violate this law are subject to fines or prison sentences of up to two years, depending on the seriousness of the offense" (11). "The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women, and virtually all public companies complied with the law" (11).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (6).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage in the country is 18 for both women and men, although a 16-year-old child may marry with the consent of parents or guardians and permission from the county governor. The county governor may give permission only when there are 'special reasons for contracting a marriage'" (12).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence and to counsel victims. Respective action plans require each of the country’s 27 police districts to have a domestic violence coordinator to assist victims. According to the NGO Legal Aid for Women, 26 of 27 police districts had a full-time domestic violence coordinator. Public and private organizations operated 45 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. The Oslo Crisis Center noted consolidating shelters meant that many women were less likely or unable to seek help, since they would have to travel long distances to do so, especially in the sparsely populated districts in the north of the country. The...more
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, was a problem. The law provides higher penalties for domestic violence than for simple assault, one to three years in prison, with an increased term of up to six years in more severe cases and up to 21 years for aggravated rape" (10).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is also illegal and punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years" (12).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status as men and enjoy identical rights under family, labor, property, inheritance, and nationality laws" (11).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs remained concerned the country’s narrow definition of rape led to underestimating the magnitude of the problem" (10). "The government had programs to prevent rape and domestic violence and to counsel victims. Public and private organizations operated 45 government-funded shelters and managed five 24-hour crisis hotlines. The Oslo Crisis Center noted consolidatingshelters meant that many women were less likely or unable to seek help, since they would have to travel long distances to do so, especially in the sparsely populated districts in the north of the country. The shelters provided support and counseling for victims and helped them gain access to social services, doctors, lawyers, and housing authorities. Survivors of...more
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides that women and men engaged in the same activity shall receive equal wages for work of equal value. In 2014 women earned on average 13.6 percent less than men on a monthly basis, according to the Statistics Bureau. The government attributed this to differences in the professions chosen by women and men and the predominance of women in part-time or public sector work. The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time...more
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, to manage their reproductive health, and to have the information and means to do so free from discrimination, coercion, or violence" (11). Government does not intervene in child-bearing among citizens (AA CODER COMMENT).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law" (10). "The age for consensual sex is 16" (12).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women were subject to discrimination in employment" (1). "The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women, and virtually all public companies complied with the law" (11). "The ombudsman for equality and antidiscrimination expressed concern that many women were in part-time positions involuntarily because of a tendency in certain industries, such as health and services, to divide work into a large number of parttime positions with no meaningful opportunity for full-time employment" (17).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law" (10).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is two to 21 years in prison, depending on the severity of the assault, the age of the victim, and the circumstances in which the crime occurred. Very few cases resulted in a sentence longer than three years and four months in prison" (10).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced the law, although the Oslo Crisis Center continued to criticize the conviction rate (approximately 10 percent in 2014) as too low" (10). This is inregards to laws surrounding domestic violence specifically (AA-CODER COMMENT).