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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 3.15 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 1,236,365 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Paraguay increased the length of paid maternity leave from 63 to 98 days and the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 50% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Paraguay increased the length of paid maternity leave from 63 to 98 days and the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 50% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Paraguay increased the length of paid maternity leave from 63 to 98 days and the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 50% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 6, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"On September 10, the NMPT filed a criminal complaint against military personnel in Yby Yau, Concepcion Department, for the illegal detention of a 17-year-old girl on September 6. Military forces detained the teenager on suspicion that she was a member of the ACA guerrilla group. The NMPT complaint argued that a judge, not a prosecutor, should have issued the minor’s arrest warrant and that police officers, not military personnel, should have carried out her arrest" (page 7).
Feb. 6, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In April health officials denied an abortion for a 10-year-old girl allegedly raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Although the girl’s mother petitioned the Health Ministry for permission due to the health risk associated with pregnancy for such a young girl, the law allows abortion only when a mother’s life is in danger, and officials declared the girl appeared to be healthy. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and NGOs condemned the decision as well as the detention of the girl’s mother, who had filed several police reports alleging abuse in 2014. The girl gave birth by Caesarean section on August 13, and the stepfather remained in custody awaiting...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"On October 27, the Public Ministry charged Angel Gomez Verlangieri, mayor of the city of Limpio, with sexual harassment and invasion of privacy. The victim alleged that the sexual harassment began when she was a minor. The case was pending at year’s end" (page 22).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"13.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Paraguay (11 out of 80 total seats) are held by women. 20.0% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Paraguay (9 out of 45 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"15.4% of ministerial positions in Paraguay (2 out of 13 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Ministry of Women’s Affairs operated a shelter for female victims of trafficking or domestic violence in Asuncion. The ministry also coordinated victim assistance efforts, public outreach campaigns, and training with the National Police and health-care units. The ministry, the Attorney General’s Office, and women’s NGOs provided health and psychological assistance, including shelter, to victims. The ministry also provided victim assistance courses for police, healthcare workers, and prosecutors" (page 22).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and provides penalties of up to 10 years in prison for rape or sexual assault. If the victim is a minor under age 18, the sentences range from three years to 15 years in prison . . . For sexual abuse of a minor, the law sets the maximum sentences at imprisonment of up to three years or penalty fee. For cases involving intercourse, authorities can increase the sentence 10 years" (page 21). "The minimum age of consent is 14 when married and 16 when not married. While there is a statutory rape law for those under 14, the maximum penalty is a...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Although the law criminalizes domestic violence, including psychological abuse, and stipulates a penalty of two years in prison or a fine if convicted, it requires the abuse be habitual and the aggressor and victim be 'cohabitating or lodging together.' Judges typically fined those convicted but began sentencing offenders to jail to provide for the safety of the victim. Despite increased reports of domestic violence, individuals often withdrew complaints soon after filing due to spousal reconciliation or family pressure. In some cases the courts mediated domestic violence cases" (page 21).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence was common, and thousands of women received treatment for injuries sustained in domestic altercations" (page 21). "The Coalition for the Rights of Children and Adolescents and the Secretariat of Children and Adolescents (SNNA) stated violence against children was widespread and equally prevalent among rural and urban families. During the year the Attorney General’s Office reported 761 cases of child abuse" (page 23).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Marriages were more common in indigenous and rural populations for those younger than 18" (page 24).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties of up to six years’ imprisonment for prostitution of victims between the ages of 14 and 17 and eight years’ imprisonment for victims younger than 14" (page 24). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. The government did not effectively enforce the law. The Labor Ministry did not conduct inspections focused solely on forced labor and lacked adequate resources to carry them out, especially in remote areas where such labor was more prevalent. Penalties for violations include up to 20 years in prison. Minimal enforcement and penalties were insufficient to deter violations" (page 31).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In response to observations by the NMPT and CODEHUPY, the Justice Ministry improved access to health services for female prisoners in the Buen Pastor prison. Coordination with the Ministry of Health improved, and there was an increase in medical services related to drug rehabilitation, HIV and tuberculosis prevention, and mental health in all prisons" (page 6).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"From January to November, the National Police’s disciplinary tribunal discharged 15 police officers involved in a variety of criminal activities, including homicide, drug trafficking, robbery, rape, kidnapping, arms trafficking, dereliction of duty, and insubordination. Several human rights NGOs and the media reported incidents of police involvement in homicides, rape, arms and narcotics trafficking, car theft, robbery, extortion, and kidnapping, with such abuses particularly widespread in Ciudad del Este and other locations on the border with Brazil" (page 8). "According to the Attorney General’s Office, rape continued to be a significant and pervasive problem. The government generally prosecuted rape allegations and sometimes obtained convictions; however, many rapes went unreported due to...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Marriages were more common in indigenous and rural populations for those younger than 18. There were no reports of forced marriage" (page 24).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Government officials generally cooperated with domestic NGOs and met with domestic NGO monitors and representatives but often did not take action in response to their reports or recommendations. Amnesty International (AI) alleged that the government supported efforts to limit AI activities related to a high-profile case involving a 10-year-old girl raped by her stepfather. AI advocated for the girl to have access to an abortion. In May the Health Ministry permitted an NGO, CitizenGo, to post a link on the ministry’s official website to gather petitions to expel AI from the country, although the government took no action to do so" (page 19). "The Ministry of Women’s Affairs operated a...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The government increased the minimum legal age for marriage from 16 to 18 through a law published on May 11. Parental consent is required for those ages 16 to 18. The law permits marriage for those younger than age 16 only with judicial authorization under exceptional circumstances" (page 23).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Participation of Women and Minorities: Although there were no legal impediments to participation by minorities or indigenous persons in government, no indigenous persons or members of minorities served as a governor or in the cabinet, legislature, or Supreme Court" (page 17).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The penal code prohibits the production, distribution, and possession of pornography involving children or adolescents younger than age 18. Production of pornographic images of children may result in a fine or up to three years in prison. Authorities may increase this penalty to 10 years in prison depending on the age of the child and the child’s relationship to the abuser" (page 24).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals generally have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to information and means to do so" (page 22).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The UN Development Program’s 2013 Human Development and Social Security study concluded that 81.3 percent of the labor force (2,371,000) worked in informal jobs and did not enjoy retirement or health benefits. According to a 2013 survey conducted by the DGEEC, there were 107,245 domestic workers, most of them women" (page 37).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included the killing and intimidation of journalists by organized-crime groups; corruption, discrimination, and violence against women and indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons; and trafficking in persons" (page 1). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. The government did not effectively enforce the law. The Labor Ministry did not conduct inspections focused solely on forced labor and lacked adequate resources to carry them out, especially in remote areas where such labor was more prevalent. Penalties for violations include up to 20 years in prison. Minimal enforcement and penalties were insufficient to deter violations" (page 31).more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The country’s laws provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has established a system for providing protection to refugees. The government accepted 36 Syrian refugees for resettlement during the year, with approximately 20 applications pending. The government has provisions for integration, resettlement, and return of refugees. A UNHCR report noted that the country received 153 refugees and 13 asylum seekers during 2014" (page 16).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"CODEHUPY and other NGOs documented widespread trafficking in persons, rape, sexual harassment, and physical abuse among women in indigenous communities. Perpetrators were often neighboring workers and employers from ranches and farms" (page 27).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and provides penalties of up to 10 years in prison for rape or sexual assault. If the victim is a minor under age 18, the sentences range from three years to 15 years in prison . . . For sexual abuse of a minor, the law sets the maximum sentences at imprisonment of up to three years or penalty fee. For cases involving intercourse, authorities can increase the sentence 10 years (page 21). "The minimum age of consent is 14 when married and 16 when not married. While there is a statutory rape law for those under 14, the maximum penalty is a...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, on average women earned 55 percent of men’s wages for comparable work" (page 23).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Although the law criminalizes domestic violence, including psychological abuse, and stipulates a penalty of two years in prison or a fine if convicted, it requires the abuse be habitual and the aggressor and victim be 'cohabitating or lodging together.'" (page 21).