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April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports Romani parents used minor children for street begging" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Association for Victim Support reported 826 crimes against children under the age of 18 in 2016" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2016 police registered 335 reports of rape, a decrease of 40 cases from 2015" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM/C is a crime punishable under the law" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to preliminary data from nongovernmental organizations and media reports, in the first eight months of the year, there were 20 deaths related to domestic violence. Data showed 22 such deaths in 2016.According to data from the government’s Annual Internal Security Report, in 2016 there were 22,773 reports of domestic violence, a small increase from 2015" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and the cases were not settled out of court through mediation" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The ombudsman had adequate resources and published mandatory annual reports, as well as special reports on problems such as women’s rights, prisons, health" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2016 the Association for Victim Support received reports of 79 cases of sexual harassment" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 14 safe houses for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-the-clock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign against domestic violence, trained health professionals, proposed legislation to improve legal assistance to victims, and negotiated protocols with local authorities to assist victims" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Solidarity, Employment, and Social Security, however, women’s average salaries were approximately 24 percent lower than those of men" (p. 16).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The third action plan to prevent and eliminate FGM/C increased awareness of the problem and helped lead to 80 reports in 2016, all involving girls over 15 years of age" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment...The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime, with penalties ranging from one to eight years in prison. If perpetrated by a superior in the workplace, the penalty is up to two years in prison, or more in cases of 'aggravated coercion'”(p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18 for women and men, but both sexes may marry at 16 with the consent of both parents exercising parental authority, or a guardian, or, in default of the latter, a court decision" (p. 12).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime, with penalties ranging from one to eight years in prison. If perpetrated by a superior in the workplace, the penalty is up to two years in prison, or more in cases of 'aggravated coercion.' The Commission on Equality in the Workplace and in Employment, composed of representatives of the government, employers’ organizations, and labor unions, examines, but does not adjudicate, complaints of sexual harassment" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged abused women to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser" (p. 10 - 11).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (p. 12).
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

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

0.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
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 1.22 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 26 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 2,132,974 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"34.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Portugal (80 out of 230 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"22.2% of ministerial positions in Portugal (4 out of 18 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2003 was 108. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 3.61 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).