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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Spain does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Spain was 80.3 years for males and 85.7 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Spain was 3 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Spain was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Spain was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Spain was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Spain is 7.1 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 18, 2021, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy is illegal in Spain. Therefore in no case more than one spouse of the asylum-seeker will be reunified, although the foreigner personal law supports this marriage mode" (7).
Feb. 13, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“B.S. v. Spain (no. 47159/08) (24 July 2012): This case concerned a woman of Nigerian origin who was stopped by the police while working as a prostitute on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca. The applicant complained in particular that the national police officers had verbally and physically abused her when stopping her for questioning. She further alleged that she had been discriminated against because of her profession as a prostitute, her skin colour and her gender. The Court found that the Spanish State had not conducted an adequate and effective investigation into the applicant’s allegations of ill-treatment on two occasions when she was stopped and questioned in the street,...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

“B.S. v. Spain (no. 47159/08) (24 July 2012): This case concerned a woman of Nigerian origin who was stopped by the police while working as a prostitute on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca. The applicant complained in particular that the national police officers had verbally and physically abused her when stopping her for questioning. She further alleged that she had been discriminated against because of her profession as a prostitute, her skin colour and her gender. The Court found that the Spanish State had not conducted an adequate and effective investigation into the applicant’s allegations of ill-treatment on two occasions when she was stopped and questioned in the street,...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

“The men, who were initially charged in Spain with the crime of sexual assault, were instead convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse of a minor, and sentenced to between 10 and 12 years in prison” (para 3). “However, Spain's Supreme Court overturned the decision in June this year and convicted the men of the more serious crime of rape, increasing their prison sentences to 15 years” (para 11).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“A Barcelona court acquitted five men accused of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl yesterday after ruling that the defendants ‘were able to commit sexual acts without using any type of violence or intimidation’” (para 1). “The horrific crime, which took place in an abandoned factory building in Manresa, a municipality in Barcelona, happened on October 29, 2016. The defendants were accused of taking turns raping the victim who accused the main defendant, a man named Bryan Andres, of telling his friends they had ‘15 minutes each’ to take turns raping her while he brandished a handgun” (para 4). “The case mirrors a similar case in Pamplona last year that caused widespread...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The case mirrors a similar case in Pamplona last year that caused widespread outrage and triggered large protests in Spain” (para 9). “The protests in response to the initial Wolf Pack verdict caused pushed the ruling PSOE caretaker government to create a commission to review Spanish rape laws. However the findings of the commission, which concluded in December last year, have still not been acted on by the Spanish government” (para 13).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

“A rape charge in Spain requires a plaintiff to present evidence of intimidation or specific violence such as being threatened with a knife or dealt physical blows” (para 2).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“A Barcelona court acquitted five men accused of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl yesterday after ruling that the defendants ‘were able to commit sexual acts without using any type of violence or intimidation’” (para 1). “The men, who were initially charged in Spain with the crime of sexual assault, were instead convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse of a minor, and sentenced to between 10 and 12 years in prison” (para 3). “Two of the men were given the longer prison sentence of 12 years, after the court ruled that they were guilty of the additional crime of continuous sexual abuse, while two defendants were cleared of the sexual...more
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, DV-LAW-2, DV-DATA-1

“Spain has had a 40 per cent drop in the number of women killed by their partners after launching a 1 billion [euro] campaign that involved training for police and magistrates, a drive to handle allegations of domestic abuse within 72 hours, and the widespread use of restraining orders for violent men” (para 13).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Spain in 2018, women comprised 11.3% of the police force.
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The government also cracked down on sexual violence laws in March, deeming all non-consensual sex as rape" (para 12).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Spain is starting to take steps to hold companies accountable for contributing to the gender pay gap. The Spanish government enacted measures on Tuesday requiring that companies release employee salary information or pay a fine, according to the Associated Press (AP). The regulation, approved earlier this year, will fine companies €187,000 ($220,000) if they do not share how they decide base salaries and other benefits with employees. Under the new law, companies that employ more than 50 people also have to file their four-year strategy for balancing the number of male and female employees at their workplace. 'The message is very clear: women must be paid the same as men...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, CL-PRACTICE-1

"The overrepresentation of women in low-paying industries, the imbalanced care burden placed on women, discrimination, and lack of female representation in executive positions all contribute to the pay gap" (para 11).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Women were one of the groups hit hardest by unemployment during the pandemic" (para 7).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"[N]early 27% of people living in poverty are women — 2% more than the number of men living in poverty" (para 10).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Although Spain is one of the top 10 countries for gender equality, women in the country still earn 22% less than their male colleagues" (para 10).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A number of countries in Europe already have gender quotas for corporate boards, including France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Norway" (para 14).
Dec. 1, 2020, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"44 percent of female victims believe that the abuse they suffer at the hands of their partner is not sufficiently serious enough to warrant a police complaint, according to Isabel Lozano, the councilor for equality at in Valencia, a city where 1,294 women are living under protection orders. Meanwhile some 21 percent of victims don’t make a police complaint because they 'feel ashamed'" (para 5-6).