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April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on birth, sex, race, language, religious origin, education, political beliefs, economic position or any other status" (19).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides for protection of women’s rights to equal access to education, employment, and property. Nonetheless, women experienced discrimination in access to employment and in rates of pay for the same or substantially similar work. The government did not undertake specific efforts to combat economic discrimination" (12). "Women’s pay lagged behind men’s pay" (20).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Enforcement was selective, and discrimination in employment reportedly occurred with regard to disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS status" (19-20).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Deteriorating economic circumstances led to an increasing number of adolescent boys and girls entering prostitution to support family or to pay for education. One NGO reported commercial sexual exploitation of children as young as 14. While not marked as a destination for child sex tourism, cases were reported of tourists involved in sexual exploitation of children. There were also reported cases of parents forcing their young children into prostitution" (14).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Police received 410 reports of sexual abuse as of September. Authorities investigated and prosecuted all reported cases" (11).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law imposes sentences of four to eight years’ imprisonment for domestic violence" (11).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government enforced the law effectively, including applying its provisions in cases involving rape of men" (11).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"There were victims’ rooms in police stations in Paramaribo and Nickerie. Authorities trained police units in dealing with survivors and perpetrators of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The Victim Assistance Bureau managed a shelter for female victims of domestic violence and children up to age 12 and served an average of 40 clients per year (12)."
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"A number of independent domestic human rights groups generally operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. NGOs reported generally positive relationships with government officials, although officials were not always responsive to their views" (11).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Domestic abuse played a role in eight of the 12 homicides committed through September; prosecutions were pending" (12).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Parental permission to marry is required until the age of 21. The marriage law sets the age of marital consent at 15 for girls and 17 for boys, provided parents of the parties agree to the marriage" (13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for protection of women’s rights to equal access to education, employment, and property" (12).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There is no specific legislation on sexual harassment, but prosecutors cited various penal code articles in filing sexual harassment cases" (12). "Stalking is a criminal offense, and police may investigate possible cases of stalking without the filing of a formal complaint. Pending investigation, police may issue temporary restraining orders limiting contact between victim and suspect for up to 30 days. If found guilty, offenders can receive prison sentences ranging from four to 12 years and fines from SRD 50,000 to SRD 150,000 ($6,667 to $20,000)" (12).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Chinese immigrants were subjected to sex and labor trafficking in the mining, service, and construction sectors" (18).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape, and prescribes penalties for rape or forcible sexual assault of between 12 and 15 years’ imprisonment, and fines up to 100,000 Surinamese dollars (SRD) ($13,333)" (11).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Children in certain tribal communities often marry at an age below that set forth by the law" (13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (12).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law on citizenship and residency provides that citizenship transmits to a child when either the father or mother has Surinamese citizenship at the time of birth, when the parent is Surinamese but has died before birth, or if the child is born in the country’s territory and does not automatically acquire citizenship of another country" (13).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the sale of children, offering or procuring a child for child prostitution, and practices related to child pornography… The law also prohibits child pornography, which carries a maximum penalty of six years’ imprisonment and maximum fine of SRD 50,000 ($6,667). Violations are punishable by prison terms of up to 12 years" (13-14).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Through September police received 421 reports of domestic abuse, down from 870 reports for the same period in 2016" (12). "Authorities reported an average of 20 requests per week for restraining orders, primarily from women seeking protection from abusive partners" (12).
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
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
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There is no specific legislation on sexual harassment, but prosecutors cited various penal code articles in filing sexual harassment cases... Stalking is a criminal offense, and police may investigate possible cases of stalking without the filing of a formal complaint. Pending investigation, police may issue temporary restraining orders limiting the contact between victim and suspect for up to 30 days. If found guilty, offenders could receive prison sentences ranging from four to 12 years and fines from 50,000 to 150,000 SRD ($13,000 to $38,000)" (12).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law… prescribes penalties for rape or forcible sexual assault of between 12 and 15 years’ imprisonment and fines up to 100,000 Surinamese dollars (SRD) ($25,000)" (11).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to information on modern contraception was widely available and, according to 2013 data from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 47.6 percent of women ages 15-49 used modern contraceptive methods" (12).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"Where local customs remain a strong influence on the family unit, girls traditionally marry at or near the legal age of consent" (13).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Ministry of Justice and Police’s Victim Assistance Bureau provided resources for victims of domestic violence and continued to raise awareness about domestic violence through public television programs. Authorities trained police units in dealing with survivors and perpetrators of sexual crimes and domestic violence. Through September the government’s Victim Services Department provided shelter services to approximately 20 women. The length of stay averaged three months but varied according to the circumstances" (11).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Assembly also has a commission dealing with the rights of women and children" (11). "The Bureau for Women and Children under the Ministry of Justice and Police worked to protect the legal rights of women and children" (12).