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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
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Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2003 and 2012 anti-trafficking acts criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment and fines of between 1 and 2 million pesos ($19,050 to $38,100). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (388).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"While the government did not identify foreign victims in the Philippines during the reporting period, it had long-term alternatives to deportation of victims to countries where victims may face hardship or retribution" (389).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in the Philippines, and traffickers exploit victims from the Philippines abroad. (…) Forced labor and sex trafficking of men, women, and children within the country remains a significant problem. Women and children from rural communities, conflict- and disaster-affected areas, and impoverished urban centers are most vulnerable to sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and other forms of forced labor around the country, while men become victims of forced labor and debt bondage in the agricultural, fishing, and maritime industries. Sex trafficking also occurs in tourist destinations, such as Boracay, Angeles City, Olongapo, Puerto Galera, and Surigao, where there...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of the Philippines fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore the Philippines remained on Tier 1. These efforts included implementing prosecution procedures that reduce the potential for further harm to child sex trafficking victims; convicting and punishing traffickers; and robust efforts to prevent trafficking of Filipino migrant workers and to assist those who become victims of trafficking overseas. Although the government meets the minimum standards, it did not vigorously investigate and prosecute officials allegedly involved in trafficking crimes, consistently criminally prosecute labor traffickers, or increase the availability of specialized protection and...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"While comprehensive unduplicated data was not available, the government reported identifying 2,953 potential victims of trafficking through law enforcement activities, compared to 1,839 potential victims in 2017. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported serving 2,318 possible trafficking victims, at least 1,269 of whom were female, compared with 1,659 victims in 2017. While compilation of services data for victims of different types of trafficking remained a challenge, DSWD reported assisting 672 victims of sex trafficking, 425 victims of labor trafficking, and 159 victims of illegal recruitment, compared with 516 victims of sex trafficking, 646 victims of labor trafficking, and 298 victims of illegal recruitment the prior year" (389).more
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Statistics were unavailable on prosecutions, convictions, and punishments for cases filed by the PNP… NGOs noted that, in smaller localities, perpetrators of abuse sometimes used personal relationships with local authorities to avoid prosecution... The PNP and the Department of Social Welfare both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and encourage reporting. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s unit with 1,918 desks throughout the country to deal with abuse cases... 4,576 officers were assigned...more
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law accords women the same property rights as men. In Muslim and indigenous communities, however, property ownership law or tradition grant men more property rights than women" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"A 2010 survey, the most recent data available, reported that 1.9 million people were employed as domestic workers, with nearly 85 percent being women and girls as young as 15" (39).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In Muslim and indigenous communities, however, property ownership law or tradition grant men more property rights than women" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Legal annulments and separation are possible, and courts generally recognized foreign divorces if one of the parties is a foreigner. These options, however, are costly, complex, and not readily available to the poor. The Office of the Solicitor General is required to oppose requests for annulment under the constitution. Informal separation is common, but brings with it potential legal and financial problems" (27).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for divorce. Legal annulments and separation are possible, and courts generally recognized foreign divorces if one of the parties is a foreigner... Muslims have the right to divorce under Muslim family law" (27).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Unscrupulous employers subjected women from rural communities and impoverished urban centers to domestic servitude, forced begging, and forced labor in small factories" (36).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and violations are punishable by imprisonment of not less than one month and not more than six months, and/or a fine of not less than 10,000 pesos ($200) and not more than 20,000 pesos ($400)" (26). "No law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring, although the law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex" (27).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage for both sexes is 18; anyone below 21 must have parental consent. Under Muslim personal law, Muslim boys may marry at 15 and girls may marry when they reach puberty" (28).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines from 50,000 to five million pesos ($1,000 to $100,000), depending on the gravity of the offense" (28).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained a serious and widespread problem... From January to June, the Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women categorized as 'women in especially difficult circumstances.' Of these, the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse… As of June the PNP reported 15,742 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25). "From January to June, Department of Welfare offices served 2,396 victims of child abuse, 69 percent of whom were girls" (27).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women… the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse" (25). "The PNP and the Department of Social Welfare both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and encourage reporting. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s unit with 1,918 desks throughout the country to deal with abuse cases... 4,576 officers were assigned to the desks nationwide, almost 98 percent of them women" (26)."Several cities ran...more
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties depend on the severity of the crime and may include imprisonment or fines" (25).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Department of Social Welfare assisted 199,218 women… the great majority of cases involved physical, psychological, and sexual abuse" (25).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Department of Social Welfare and Development provided shelter, counseling, and health services to female survivors of rape" (25). "The PNP and the Department of Social Welfare both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and encourage reporting. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s unit with 1,918 desks throughout the country to deal with abuse cases... 4,576 officers were assigned to the desks nationwide, almost 98 percent of them women" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"No law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring, although the law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex" (27).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Political life is male dominated, and observers commented that some female politicians served as 'placeholders' when male members of their dynastic political families had to leave office due to term limits. Media commentators also expressed concern that political dynasties limited the opportunities for female candidates not connected to political families to seek nomination" (22).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual harassment remained widespread and underreported, including in the workplace, due to victims’ fear of losing their jobs" (26). "Transgender women were told by recruitment officers that they would be hired only if they presented themselves as males by cutting their hair short, dressing in men’s clothes, and acting in stereotypically masculine ways... Some labor unions claimed female employees suffered punitive action when they became pregnant" (38).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"There continued to be reports of rape and sexual abuse of women in police or protective custody" (25). "The PNP and the Department of Social Welfare both maintained help desks to assist survivors of violence against women and encourage reporting. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a women and children’s unit with 1,918 desks throughout the country to deal with abuse cases... 4,576 officers were assigned to the desks nationwide, almost 98 percent of them women" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (25). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 12. The statutory rape law criminalizes sex with minors under 12 and sex with a child under 18 involving force, threat, or intimidation" (28).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and violations are punishable by imprisonment of not less than one month and not more than six months, and/or a fine of not less than 10,000 pesos ($200) and not more than 20,000 pesos ($400)" (26).
Oct. 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal, with penalties ranging from 12 to 40 years’ imprisonment with pardon or parole possible only after 30 years’ imprisonment. Conviction can also result in a lifetime ban from political office. Penalties for forcible sexual assault range from six to 12 years’ imprisonment, but difficulty in obtaining convictions remained a challenge for effective enforcement" (25). "The maximum penalty for child rape is 40 years in prison plus a lifetime ban from political office" (28).