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Latest items for Solomon Islands

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 60 (latest available data for 2005-2009).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Italy, Solomon Islands
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 62 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs conducted awareness campaigns on family violence during the year. The Family Support Center and a church-run facility for abused women provided counseling and other support services for women. The Family Support Center did not have an in-house lawyer and depended heavily on the Public Solicitor’s Office for legal assistance for its clients" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Despite constitutional and legal protections, women remained the victims of discrimination in the male-dominated society" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Women’s Development Division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, and Children’s Affairs also addressed women’s issues" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"A commissioner (normally an expatriate), who reports to the minister of police, heads the RSIP [Royal Solomon Island Polices] force of 1,200 members, including 240 women" (2). "As part of the police curriculum, officers received specialized training on how to work with rape victims. Police have a Sexual Assault Unit, staffed mostly by female officers, to combat the problem" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The maximum penalty for rape is life imprisonment" (9). "The maximum penalty for sexual relations with a girl under age 13 is life imprisonment, and for sexual relations with a girl above age 12 but under age 15, the penalty is five years’ imprisonment. Consent is not a permissible defense under either of these provisions; however, in the latter case, reasonable belief that the victim was 15 or older is a permissible defense" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"While the law accords women equal legal rights, including the right to own property, most women were limited to customary family roles that prevented them from taking more active responsibility in economic and political life" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society groups such as the Young Women’s Parliamentary Group continued to advocate for more leadership positions for women" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraception and adequate prenatal, obstetric, and postnatal care were accessible at all government hospitals and rural health clinics, and all nurses were trained to provide family planning services. According to the UN Population Division, an estimated 31 percent of women of reproductive age used modern contraceptive methods" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"While the law accords women equal legal rights, including the right to own property, most women were limited to customary family roles that prevented them from taking more active responsibility in economic and political life" (11). "Employed women were predominantly engaged in low paying and low-skilled jobs" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not a crime" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Although statistics were unavailable, incidents of domestic violence appeared to be common, and police confirmed that they received domestic violence complaints every week. In September the local press published an article reporting that the police had received over 400 reports of domestic violence in 2014 and that 500 reports were received between January-August 2015. Police believed the increase was likely due to increased awareness because of community policing outreach and education efforts. " (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police made efforts to charge offenders for domestic violence and assault against women. In cases of reported domestic abuse, victims often dropped charges before a court appearance, or cases were settled out of court. In cases in which charges were filed, the time between the charging of an individual and the subsequent court hearing could be as long as two years. The magistrates’ courts dealt with physical abuse of women as with any other assault, but prosecutions were rare due to low judicial and police capacity and to cultural bias against women" (10). "The government did not provide sufficient resources to enforce laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse,...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Discrimination in employment and occupation occurred with respect to women, especially in the attainment of management positions" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"There were reports of the use of children in the production of pornography and of children subjected to sexual servitude and forced prostitution" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MARR-LAW-4

"Customary bride-price payments continued to increase and contributed to the perception of ownership over women" (10). It is not indicated whether this is legal or illegal. However, the casualness of the statement causes me to assume that bride-price is legal within the country (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Women and men had equal access to diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"In August 2014 Parliament passed a Family Protection Act criminalizing domestic violence with punishment including three years’ jail time and up to SI$4,150 ($564) in fines" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2015 the government endorsed a new National Gender Equality and Women in Development Policy and a National Eliminating Violence Against Women Policy" (9-10). The report does not indicate specifically if these policies are action plans, but it is assumed that they would include similar elements and serve a similar purpose (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Civil society groups such as the Young Women’s Parliamentary Group continued to advocate for more leadership positions for women" (7). Gender issues are being discussed, at least by civil society groups within the country (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not provide sufficient resources to enforce laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse, child labor, and neglect. The 2014 Family Protection Act, which criminalized domestic violence including violence against children, lacked public awareness and enforcement. Child sexual and physical abuse remained significant problems" (11-12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Boys and girls may legally marry at age 15, and the law permits marriage at age 14 with parental and village consent" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Violence against women, including rape and domestic abuse, remained a serious problem but was underreported. Among the reasons cited for the failure to report abuse were pressure from male relatives, fear of reprisals, feelings of shame, and cultural taboos on discussion of such matters" (9). "As part of the police curriculum, officers received specialized training on how to work with rape victims. Police have a Sexual Assault Unit, staffed mostly by female officers, to combat the problem" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Solomon Islands National Council of Women and other NGOs attempted to make women more aware of their legal rights, including voting rights, through seminars, workshops, and other activities" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female judges on the High Court" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal, with a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment. The penal code criminalizes the production and possession of obscene material if the purpose is to distribute or publicly exhibit the material. It does not, however, specifically prohibit the use, procurement, or offering of a child for the production of pornography. There were reports of the use of children in the production of pornography and of children subjected to sexual servitude and forced prostitution" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There was one woman in the 50-member Parliament and two female permanent secretaries" (7).