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Latest items for Papua New Guinea

July 19, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-1

"In matters of ‘inheritance’, the State does not recognize before or during marriage what either parties owns and brings into marriage. However, the Court would require disclosure of assets by either party in divorce proceedings. The Constitution provides equal distribution of wealth and inheritance between women/girls and men/boys. The Public Curator’s Office under the provision of the ‘Wills & Probates Administration Act’ distributes estates equally among the children (if any) or next of kin of the deceased" (38)
July 19, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Polygamy, in the past, for example, in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea was a common practice whereas in the country’s Coastal regions, it is not common" (14)
July 19, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, PW-DATA-1

"Polygyny and the custom in many tribal cultures of paying a 'bride price' tended to reinforce the view that women were property" (para 53)
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No women were elected to the 111-seat parliament" (p. 14).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides free education through grade 10 and for subsidies thereafter under the government’s tuition-free policy" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through birth to a citizen parent" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18 for boys and 16 for girls. There is a lower legal marriage age (16 for boys and 14 for girls) with parental and court consent" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

There's any quota for improving women participation (JSM - Coder comment).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Customary and traditional practices allow marriage of children as young as age 12, and early marriage was common in many traditional, isolated rural communities" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal; penalties range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, but enforcement remained a problem" (p. 20).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to Amnesty International, approximately two-thirds of women have been struck by their partners" (p. 17). "In 2016 Save the Children released the results of a small-scale study showing that 70 percent of children faced physical or emotional violence and that 50 percent faced sexual violence or family violence in the home" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"A UNICEF survey covering the years 2005-13 found that 21 percent of women from ages 20 to 24 had married before the age of 18 and 2 percent had married before the age of 15" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Customary bride price payments continued. This contributed to the perception by many communities that husbands owned their wives and could treat them as chattel. In addition to being purchased as brides, women sometimes were given as compensation to settle disputes between clans" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes family violence and imposes penalties of up to two years’ imprisonment and up to 5,000 kina ($1,570) in fines in an effort to end the cultural practice of providing compensation to victims" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Gangs used rape and violence against women as part of initiation" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime punishable by imprisonment ranging from 15 years to life" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In a 2015 World Health Organization report, approximately 70 percent of women reported that they had experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that police raped and sexually abused women while in detention. In December 2016 a police officer and male detainees in a Port Moresby police station raped a woman who was in detention"(p. 2).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Recent reports confirmed that girls were at high risk of domestic and sexual violence, sexual harassment in schools, commercial exploitation, and HIV infection, which posed serious threats to their education" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is not illegal, and was a widespread and severe problem. Women frequently experience harassment in public locations and the workplace. In Port Moresby the government and UN Women worked together to provide women-only public buses to cut down on sexual harassment on public transportation" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Due to stigma, fear of retribution, and limited trust in authorities, most women did not report rape or domestic violence to authorities.. There were 17 family and sexual violence units in police stations across the country to provide victims with protection, assistance through the judicial process, and medical care. Police leadership in some provinces led to improved services for victims of gender-based violence. Nevertheless, comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence were lacking in most of the country. This lack of services, along with societal and family pressure, often forced women back into violent and abusive homes" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Human Rights Watch reported there were five shelters for abused women in Port Moresby, which were often full and had to refuse women in need of counseling and shelter. The situation was worse outside the capital, where small community organizations or individuals with little access to funds and counseling resources maintained the shelters" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime punishable by imprisonment ranging from 15 years to life" (p. 17). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime punishable by imprisonment ranging from 15 years to life. The legal system allows village chiefs to negotiate the payment of compensation in lieu of trials for rapists" (p. 17). "The maximum penalty for violators is 25 years’ imprisonment or, if the victim is under age 12, life imprisonment" (p. 20).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Only the most egregious forms of sexual and physical abuse of children were reported to police, as family violence is viewed as a domestic matter" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were five female judges in the national and supreme courts, and the Chief Magistrate and Deputy Chief Magistrate were women" (p. 15).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Papua New Guinean law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Papua New Guinea is prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Papua New Guinea can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Papua New Guinea is not free and compulsory (123).