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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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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

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"For example, in February 2016, the Committee provided a training course on the number of issues relating to human rights, including women’s rights, for the Qatari Armed Forces General Command. In April 2016, it provided a workshop on national legislation, including legislation concerning women, and the perspective of the National Human Rights Committee on such legislation, aimed at law enforcement personnel in the police, the public prosecutor’s office and the courts" (20).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Qatari women have assumed major roles at national universities. Qatar University provides equal opportunities for appointment as faculty members to all Qataris according to standards of qualification and ability, without regard to sex. Table 15 shows that the percentage of faculty members who are Qatari women is close to the percentage of faculty members that are Qatari men across the various faculties of Qatar University. The percentage of Qatari women on the faculty of Qatar University from the academic year 2013-2014 through the academic year 2016-2007 was higher than the percentage of faculty members that were Qatari man. The percentage accounted for by Qatari women. In 2016-2017 was around 53.3...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"The State of Qatar ranked first on the indicator for gender equality in business opportunities in the 2016 report of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, which is a pioneering international initiative to monitor and compare levels of entrepreneurship among 65 States. It is published by a number of prestigious universities, including Babson College. The State also ranked twelfth in the rate of early-stage entrepreneurial activity between genders" (10). " there are no rules restricting women’s access to bank financing and business opportunities. On the contrary, the State encourages women to enter the liberal professions and launch enterprises. That is all confirmed by international indicators" (55).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The rate of women’s participation in voting was 47 per cent. Women cast 6,826 votes out of a total of 14,670" (30).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"If any one of the requirements for the validity of a marriage is not present, or the conditions provided for in the guidelines and provisions for marriage under the sharia and the law are not fulfilled – such as that one of the parties to the marriage forced the other, or was forced to act against his or her will, or was subject to any means of material or psychological compulsion from either the spouse or the guardian – then the party that acted under duress or a victim of a forced marriage may request annulment of the marriage contract" (57).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Family Cohesion and Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2011–2016), which seeks to strengthen family cohesion, to rationalize the use of domestic labour, to reduce the number of cases of domestic violence and provide protection and support to affected families, to support and empower economically and socially vulnerable families, to assist women in achieving an appropriate balance between their work-related and family responsibilities, and to empower women in all areas" (13-14). "Domestic legislation, such as the Criminal Code promulgated by Law No. 11 of 2004, uses clear and precise terminology in formulating provisions on offences against physical integrity and offences involving indecent assault. It provides for harsher penalties if the offender is...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Qatar provides a permanent headquarters to the Association of Qatari Businesswomen, which was founded in 2000 to increase the role of Qatari women in economic decision making and encourage women to take an active part in establishing various investment projects" (47).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Qatar Development Bank, in collaboration with other institutions, offers special services to the owners of home businesses. Women represent the lion’s share of such owners, at 80 per cent" (55).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"In addition, the first woman official spokesperson has been appointed at the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That is the first Qatari woman to be appointed to that post" (1). "The State, in addition to providing humanitarian and development assistance, also undertakes international humanitarian and development initiatives. The State has launched a number of initiatives, including but not limited to the following: 1) The Educate a Child initiative, a global initiative aimed at reducing the number of children around the world who are deprived of their right to education as a result of conflicts, wars and natural disasters, as well as children living in urban slums and remote rural areas,...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"In implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and specifically in implementation of article 10 thereof, increased efforts will be made to instil the idea of gender equality in educational curricula as follows: 1) Gender equality in school curricula, assessment methods, and various school activities; 2) Emphasis on the ideas of equality between men and women in different areas of life; 3) Efforts to reduce school dropout rates for female students by including material on the role of women in building a prosperous society; 4) Programmes for girls and women who have left school prematurely" (39).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The State devotes considerable attention to conducting research and publishing studies on women’s issues. It holds seminars and panel discussions on the subject" (23). "The Qatar Media Foundation is committed to offering radio and television programmes about women in various pivotal areas, including women and sports, women’s employment, marital life, living and the municipal elections, women’s retirement, women and the liberal professions, and women in the media. It also presents reports on the achievements of the Qatari women on International Women’s Day" (24). "National educational materials in the Arabic language include, but are not limited to, the following: affirmation of the status of women and their equal partnership with men...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to specialized vocational educational opportunities available to female students in the State of Qatar, a Qatar School of Banking Studies for Girls was opened in the academic year 2015-2016. It offers specialized high-quality education in the area of banking and business administration with a view to qualifying female human resources and integrating them into the economic sector" (35). "The State has taken a number of measures to encourage women to enrol in such specialized vocational education. We draw attention to the following: 1) Financial allocations have been set aside for female students as an incentive to enrol. 2) Annual awareness campaigns are conducted to make female students at...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The Family Act draws its provisions from Islamic law, and helps judges made consistent rulings in various family law cases" (54).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"If any one of the requirements for the validity of a marriage is not present, or the conditions provided for in the guidelines and provisions for marriage under the sharia and the law are not fulfilled – such as that one of the parties to the marriage forced the other, or was forced to act against his or her will, or was subject to any means of material or psychological compulsion from either the spouse or the guardian – then the party that acted under duress or a victim of a forced marriage may request annulment of the marriage contract. Compulsion with respect to the marriage contract renders the consent...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MULV-LAW-1, CL-LAW-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, WR-PRACTICE-2

"The Social Security Act (No. 38 of 1995) and its amendments provides for social security pensions for persons of unknown parentage, orphans, persons unable to work, the elderly, widows, divorcees, deserted wives, families of prisoners, families of missing persons and families in need" (54).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In addition, the first woman official spokesperson has been appointed at the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That is the first Qatari woman to be appointed to that post" (1). "The number of women occupying important leadership and decision-making positions, and taking part in international representation, has increased. The last few years have seen an increase in the number of Qatari women working in the diplomatic corps. During the 1996-2002 period, there was a total of 18 women members of the State’s diplomatic Corps. By 2010, that number had risen to 38 diplomats. By 2017, the number of Qatari women attached to the diplomatic corps had risen to 90 women...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"Law No. 15 of 2017 concerning domestic workers, which provides legal protection for such workers in line with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and other relevant international norms" (10). "Law No. 1 of 2017 amending certain provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015, which regulates the entry and exit of migrant workers, concerning the freedom of individuals to leave the State" (10). "The Government believes firmly in the integral role of civil society organizations in raising awareness to address stereotypes of women. Here, we draw attention to the awareness-raising and educational services provided by the Aman Center, which is part of the Qatar Social...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The courts may also allow the child to choose one of the two parties to the dispute, after it has determined their suitability. In view of the needs of children with special needs, they may remain under the guardianship of women longer" (54). "The National Human Rights Commission has documented several cases in which Qatari women had been forced to leave the territories of those three countries without their children who bear the nationalities of those countries. In addition, some women who are citizens of those three countries and have Qatari husbands have been told to leave the State of Qatar, being forced to leave behind their Qatari children and...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, SAB-LAW-1

"A woman employee is granted two hours per day for breastfeeding for a two-year period" (21).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"With a view to strengthening the legislative framework for human rights, Qatar has acceded to and ratified a number of international and regional human rights treaties and conventions, as follows: 1) The Arab Convention on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, in 2015; 2) The International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, in 2014; 3) The Arab Convention on Combating Money-Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, in 2012; 4) The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in 2009" (11). ". It seeks to follow up on the recommendations issued by meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the United...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Legislation prohibits the employment of women in work that is hazardous or arduous, or that is harmful to their health or morals, or in other types of employment specified by the Minister" (22). "Legislation prohibits the employment of women during hours other than those specified by decision of the Minister" (22).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

The Qatari Family Act, article 17, provides that “the marriage of a boy under 18 years of age or a girl under 16 years of age shall only be certified with the approval of the guardian, verification of the consent of both parties to the contract, and the approval of the competent judge”. Even where guarantees for conclusion of a marriage contract for a girl under 18, which consist of 'approval of the guardian, verification of the consent of both parties to the contract, and permission and a licence from a competent judge', are met, the behaviour of a minor must be taken into account – whether or not it...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

Recent improvements to the Women’s Hospital include the addition of new observation units and expansion of the maternal-fetal unit, which provides services to women with high-risk pregnancies (53).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The State has taken a number of measures in the context of review of its reservations to the international conventions on human rights, including the following: 1)The State party has withdrawn reservations to articles 21 and 22 in response to the recommendation of the Committee against Torture. It has replaced its general reservation to the Convention with a partial reservation to articles 1 and 16 of the Convention. 2) The State party has withdrawn its general reservation to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and has partially withdrawn its general reservation to the Convention...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"Legislation also addresses the issue of violence against women in penitentiary and correctional institutions by providing for the protection and proper treatment of women and respect for their privacy as women. Provisions of that nature are contained in the Penitentiary and Correctional Institutions Act (No. 3 of 2009) and its implementing regulations" (25).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"article 34 of the Constitution of Qatar, which guarantees equality of all citizens in rights and obligations" (1). "Article 34 of the Permanent Constitution of the State provides that 'citizens shall be equal in terms of public rights and duties. Article 35 provides that 'all persons are equal before the law and there shall be no discrimination whatsoever on grounds of gender, race, language or religion'" (17). "The State’s legal framework, meaning the Constitution and national laws, is in line with the definition of discrimination against women provided in article 1, paragraph 1, of the Convention. Legislation sets forth provisions relating to gender equality as provided in the Constitution in...more