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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: Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 7% agreed and 91% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 7% of women agreed and 90% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 93% of the total sample agreed and 5% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 91% of men and 96% of women agreed; 7% of men and 3% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 9% agreed and 89% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 10% of men and 7% of women agreed and 87% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 7% of the total sample agreed and 91% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 7% of women agreed; 90% of men and 92% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 83% of the total sample agreed and 11% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 60% of women agreed; 22% of men and 38% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 11% of the total sample agreed and 88% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 12% of men anf 9% of women agreed; 85% of men and 90% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 10% (12% of men and 8% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 9% agreed that they would rather a woman (8% of men and 11% of women), 78% agreed that they had no preference (78% of men and 78% of women) and 2% did not know (2% of men and 3% of women) (8).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 77% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 68% of men and 85% of women agreed; 29% of men and 12% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 63% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 58% of men and 69% of women agreed; 36% of men and 25% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 68% of the total sample agreed and 30% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 60% of women agreed; 22% of men and 38% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 96% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 94% of men and 97% of women agreed and 3% of men and 2% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 84% of women), 9% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 12% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 4% of women)...more
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Sweden's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov ranks in first place with an average score of 72, for men the score is 70 and for women is 73. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6). "Not only do Swedish people have the most progressive attitudes to gender equality worldwide, there is virtually no gap between the views of men and women" (para 7).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 11, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: France, Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Ursula Nakamura-Stoecklin, a retired medical professional and advocate for women caught in the Swiss sex trade, says the experience of countries like Sweden, France and Northern Ireland which have adopted the so called ‘Nordic model’ for the regulation of prostitution is proving influential. Under the Nordic model, selling sex remains legal to ensure the women involved are not criminalised but the act of purchasing sex is made illegal. It switches the balance of power to the women and makes it more difficult for gangs and pimps to operate. Since its introduction in Sweden in 1999, the incidence of trafficking and violence against women has fallen sharply" (para 33-34).more
March 11, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes “contact with children under 15 for sexual purposes,” including internet contact intended to lead to sexual assault. Penalties range from fines to one year in prison. The law prohibits the sale of children; penalties range from two to 10 years in prison. It also bans child pornography with penalties ranging from fines to six years in prison. Authorities enforced the lawThe minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (p. 11).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape and domestic violence, are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively. Penalties range from two to 10 years in prison" (p. 10).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The law criminalizes expression considered to be hate speech and prohibits threats or statements of contempt for a group or member of a group based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, or sexual orientation. Penalties for hate speech range from fines to a maximum of four years in prison. In addition the country’s courts have held that it is illegal to wear xenophobic symbols or racist paraphernalia or to display signs and banners with inflammatory symbols at rallies" (p. 5).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for protection of survivors from contact with their abusers. When necessary, authorities helped survivors protect their identities or obtain new identities and homes. Both national and local governments helped fund volunteer groups that provided shelter and other assistance for abused women" (p. 10).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents. Children born in the country, regardless of their parents’ citizenship and status in the country, were registered immediately in the tax authority’s population register" (p. 11).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

Law "bans child (child) pornography with penalties ranging from fines to six years in prison" (p. 11).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia.In July the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 97 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (p. 10).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for criminal penalties from a fine to up to two years in prison" (p. 10).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Discrimination in employment or occupation occurred. The discrimination ombudsman investigated complaints of gender discrimination in the labor market. In 2015 the ombudsman received 619 complaints of discrimination in the labor market, of which 157 were related to gender" (p. 17).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Gender-based discrimination in access to credit, owning or managing a business, and access to education and housing is prohibited and was not commonly reported" (p. 10).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age of marriage is 18, and it is illegal for anyone under 18 to marry. The law allows no exceptions" (p. 11).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
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 0.78 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 14 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 1,807,713 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Sweden increased the allocation of parental leave for mothers and fathers from 60 to 90 days" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Sweden increased the allocation of parental leave for mothers and fathers from 60 to 90 days" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Sweden increased the allocation of parental leave for mothers and fathers from 60 to 90 days" (p. 40).
Feb. 7, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

In 2018, the need for consent ahead of sexual intercourse in law was introduced. (JSM - Coder comment).