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Latest items for Sweden

Oct. 11, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 56.69. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 4.4 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 2.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 14.8 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.6 years for men and 84.1 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In recent years, the number of reported sexual assault crimes in Sweden has grown, from less than one percent in 2012 to 2.4 percent in 2016" (para 1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Last week, the Swedish parliament passed a law that defines any sex without explicit consent as rape. Under the previous law, prosecutors needed to demonstrate that a perpetrator used force, threats, or was taking advantage of a person’s vulnerable situation in order for a case to qualify as rape... Sweden’s justice minister said the change represents 'modern legislation based on modern relationships'" (para 1).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy, Kuwait, Sweden
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 4 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.7 years for men and 84.0 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 13.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 5.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Gender-based discrimination in access to credit, owning or managing a business, and access to education and housing is prohibited and not commonly reported" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities apprehended and prosecuted abusers in most cases of domestic violence" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography; penalties range from fines to six years in prison" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women’s salaries averaged approximately 88 percent of those of men" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Cases of a sensitive nature, including those involving children, rape, and national security, may be closed to the public" (4). "The law stipulates more severe penalties for repeated crimes and for cases in which the perpetrator had a close relationship with the victim. Penalties range from two to 10 years in prison" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"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. According to official statistics, approximately 13,100 persons, mostly women, were in these programs as of October 2014. Both national and local governments helped fund volunteer groups that provided shelter and other assistance for abused women, and both private and public organizations ran shelters and operated hotlines" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively" (10). "The law criminalizes “contact with children under 15 for sexual purposes,” including internet contact intended to lead to sexual assault...The minimum age for consensual sex is 15." (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and the government generally enforced this law. Criminal penalties range from a fine to up to two years in prison" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia. No information was available regarding the extent of honor-related violence. In June the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 73 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 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" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively...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." (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence are illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV-positive status or other communicable diseases" (10).
May 4, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’’...The authors also address possible sources of information bias. For example, some have argued that women in Nordic countries may feel more free to talk about IPV because of their equal status. ‘Data would reflect not an actual higher prevalence but higher levels of disclosure than in less equalitarian countries,’ explained Dr. [Enrique] Gracia [one of the authors]. ‘However, the same EU Agency for Fundamental Rights survey provides data suggesting lower levels of disclosure of IPV to...more
May 4, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’...Drs. [Enrique] Gracia and [Juan] Merlo offer a number of potential explanations and propose methodological approaches to understanding the contradictory phenomenon. One theory is that Nordic countries may be suffering from a backlash effect as traditional definitions of both manhood and womanhood begin to be challenged in a meaningful way" (pp 4, 8)
May 4, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While gender equality is a fundamental value in Nordic nations, the rates of violence against women are much higher than in other parts of Europe. The average rate of lifetime prevalence of violence against women perpetrated by partners in the European Union is 22 percent, but Denmark’s average is 32 percent, Finland 30 percent and Sweden 28 percent. The rates are also high in Nordic countries for violence against women by non-partners. Meanwhile, EU members Portugal, Italy and Greece, which all trail far behind the Nordic nations in gender equality, have much lower rates of IPV against women" (pp 5)