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Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Last month, Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Horchani stated that Tunisia had to examine the possibility of making military service mandatory for women. He explained that the 'Tunisian Constitution … says that national service is a duty for every citizen… This duty applies to all citizens, female and male, and therefore, it is time to deepen this question, to study it'" (Para. 1).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

"Not only has the number of women remained relatively low, their access to the senior ranks of the armed forces has been difficult, and to decisionmaking positions inconsequential. By and large, and despite a few exceptions, women have been kept in more traditional and stereotypical roles for their gender—as secretaries, translators, nurses, mapmakers, and so on" (para. 8).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-2

"In addition, women have been systematically excluded from combat positions and cannot command military operations. This has made it difficult for them to be promoted to certain ranks for which combat experience is a prerequisite. The military institution remains a male sanctuary and this is probably the most significant obstacle to women’s full integration into Arab armed forces" (para. 8).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women are not only present in the army, but have reached high-ranking positions in the navy and the air force, where 40 women are fighter pilots. (Also,) females make up less than 7 percent of the military" (para. 8).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"31.3% of seats in the lower/single house of Tunisia (68 out of 217 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"23.1% of ministerial positions in Tunisia (6 out of 26 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 0.57 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Tunisia in 2015 was 4.38 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"[The President of Tunisia] has ended a decades-long ban on Tunisian Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men. He has also called for a more egalitarian inheritance law to replace the current, sharia-inspired version that gives women half of what men receive" (para 3).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"[Tunisia's president Essebsi], has ended a decades-long ban on Tunisian Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men" (para 3).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, MARR-PRACTICE-6

"[The President of Tunisia] has ended a decades-long ban on Tunisian Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men" (para 3). Nationality can be inferred to be muslim (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"[The President of Tunisia] has . . . called for a more egalitarian inheritance law to replace the current, sharia-inspired version that gives women half of what men receive" (para 3).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage for both sexes is 18, but the courts may, in certain situations, authorize the marriage of persons younger than 18 upon the express request and approval of both parents" (page 19).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government effectively enforced most applicable codes dealing with forced labor" (page 23).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included . . . societal obstacles to the full economic and political participation of women" (page 1). "Sexual harassment was a problem, although there was no data to measure its extent. . . . Civil society groups criticized the law on harassment as too vague and susceptible to abuse. During the 2012-13 judicial year, there were only 14 reported convictions for sexual harassment" (page 17). "Societal and cultural barriers significantly reduced women’s participation in the formal labor force, in particular in managerial positions" (page 18).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights. The government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants, and other persons of concern" (page 13). "In collaboration with NGOs, the government maintained its policy of keeping the national birthrate low through public awareness campaigns" (page 17).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A March study by the Tunisian General Labor Union’s National Commission of Working Women indicated that . . . 7 percent [of all women] experienced economic violence, including financial exploitation, extortion, or deprivation of money or the necessities of life" (page 16).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Although prohibited by law, rape, including spousal rape, remained a serious problem. The government generally enforced the law against rape . . . If the victim is under the age of 20, penalties can be more severe (see section 6, Children). Nonconsensual sexual conduct not meeting the definition of rape, such as sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, and molestation, may be prosecuted as “indecent assault,” which is punishable by up to six years in prison, 12 years if the victim is under the age of 18. . . . The sentence is five years in prison for “indecent assault” attempted or committed without violence against a child, which is extended...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law and constitution explicitly prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, disability, language, or social status, and the government generally enforced these prohibitions, although discrimination against women occurred due to customary law and social norms" (page 16).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Although prohibited by law, rape, including spousal rape, remained a serious problem. The government generally enforced the law against rape. The penal code does not address spousal rape" (page 16).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"There were no government public education programs on domestic violence, including rape. Victims received services at two dozen social centers throughout the country. There is a growing demand for services, but social stigma keeps many women from utilizing existing resources" (page 17).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"In a 2011 effort to include more women in the electoral process, the government adopted a candidate gender-parity law requiring political parties to list an equal number of male and female candidates on electoral lists. The law also stipulates male and female candidate names must alternate in order to increase the opportunities for female candidates to be selected" (page 14).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Although prohibited by law, rape, including spousal rape, remained a serious problem. The government generally enforced the law against rape . . . An Amnesty International report cited several reasons for underreporting and lack of prosecution for rape and sexual assault, including evidentiary standards that place a high burden on the victim, lack of trust in police and the judicial system, and an inadequate legal definition of sexual assault" (page 16).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The country was not a destination for child sex tourism; however, the International Organization for Migration reported some children were victims of sexual exploitation through prostitution; the extent of the problem was not known" (page 19). "Some forced labor and forced child labor occurred in the form of domestic work in third-party households, begging, street vending, and seasonal agricultural work (see section 7.c.) . . . Children were subjected to commercial sexual exploitation and used in illicit activities, including drug trafficking, which are worst forms of child labor (section 6, Children)" (page 23).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Laws prohibiting domestic violence provide penalties for assault committed by a spouse or family member that are double those of an unrelated individual for the same crime, but enforcement was rare, and domestic violence remained a serious problem" (page 17).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women in the private sector earned on average one-quarter less than men for similar work" (page 18).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The ratio of boy-to-girl births was 107 to 100. There was no information on any government efforts to address this imbalance" (page 18).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"There were no reports of government interference in the right of couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children, manage their reproductive health and have access to the means and information to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence . . . In collaboration with NGOs, the government maintained its policy of keeping the national birthrate low through public awareness campaigns" (page 17). "The law allows female employees in the public sector to receive twothirds of their full-time salary for half-time work, provided they have at least one child under 16 or a child with special needs, regardless of age. Qualifying...more