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Oct. 11, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 6.41. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 2.6 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 17.2 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 83.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 81.2 years for men and 85.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Switzerland’s cabinet said on Wednesday that it opposed a campaign pushing for a nationwide ban on facial coverings in public spaces, saying such decisions about public space should be made by individual cantons" (para 10).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 5 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 83.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 81.3 years for men and 85.3 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs such as Terre des Femmes, Vivre Sans Violence, and the umbrella organization for women’s shelters noted that violence against women remained a serious problem" (14). "Specialized government agencies, numerous NGOs, and nearly a dozen private or government-sponsored hotlines provided help, counseling, and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. Official women’s shelters had average occupancy rates between 70 and 90 percent, and many shelters reached 100 percent of capacity, particularly in the northwest of the country. Demand for shelter space regularly exceeded capacity, with some victims turned away and housed in alternative accommodations, such as in hotels or specialized institutions. The Ministry of Interior’s Federal Office for Gender Equality...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"A significant difference existed between men and women in pay and professional promotions, and women were heavily underrepresented in top-level management positions, particularly in private industry" (26).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits prostitution of persons under the age of 18 and punishes pimps of underage prostitutes with prison sentences of up to 10 years. It provides for sentences of up to three years in prison for persons engaging in commercial sex with an underage prostitute" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Discrimination against women in the workplace is illegal, but a disproportionate share of women held jobs with lower levels of responsibility. Employers promoted women less frequently than they did men, and women were less likely to own or manage businesses (see section 7. d.)" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence resulted in the deaths of 23 individuals in 2014. In 2014 police registered 15,650 cases linked to domestic violence or domestic abuse" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law prohibits forced marriage and provides for penalties of up to five years in prison, and denies permission to enter the country to visa applicants suspected of involvement in a forced marriage. Victims of forced marriage already residing in the country may remain and may change their marital status from “married” to “single” without a requirement to record a divorce" (15). "Forcing a person to marry is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"In October the Federal Council tasked the Federal Office of Health and State Secretariat for Migration with establishing and cofinancing a counseling and preventive activities network for raising awareness of FGM/C among potential victims and health specialists...Several federal offices, in collaboration with NGOs and academic institutions, implemented educational and preventative measures aimed at vulnerable communities and relevant authorities, including a mediation service. The cantons of Geneva, Neuchatel, Vaud, and Fribourg carried out cantonal awareness strategies and campaigns, while other cantons engaged in similar awareness raising activities" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin, social origin, disability, gender, age, and language" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 years" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"During the year parliament passed revisions to the civil law ensuring a more equitable division of pension funds during divorce that will be retroactive for all divorces entered into as of 2000" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In an October 2014 report, the Federal Office for Gender Equality and the Federal Commission on Women outlined progress in women’s education levels and earning potential over the previous 15 years...Many cantons and some large cities had equality offices to handle gender problems" (16-17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"Despite advances, the report concluded educated women were twice as likely to be poor than educated men, mostly because women remained the primary family caregivers and were not monetarily compensated for the time spent caring for their children or other relatives. The report highlighted that 19 percent of women (compared to 7 percent of men) were low wage earners in 2010, which, coupled with their primary caregiver responsibilities, exposed them to a high poverty risk and negative consequences in the labor market and social security system" (16-17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In April the high court of Zurich confirmed the six-year prison sentence of a 51-year-old Kurdish man who incited his former brother-in-law to kill his sister, the man’s ex-wife, and her new partner in an honor killing" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a statutory offense" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Women enjoy the same rights as men under the constitution and law, including in family, labor, education, property, nationality, and inheritance law" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"A court may order an abusive spouse to leave the family home temporarily" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: IM-DATA-2

"There were no cases brought to court in 2014. According to government estimates, there were approximately 14,700 women and girls, primarily from Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Egypt, living in the country who were affected by, or at risk of, FGM/C...In February 2014 the women’s human rights organization Terre des Femmes, in conjunction with the Federal Office of Public Health, published an assessment of FGM/C in the country. The report stated that FGM/C affected approximately 13,000 migrant women and girls in 2013" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government effectively prosecuted individuals accused of such crimes [rape]" (14).