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May 1, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"In Tunisia, the government mandates premarital counselling for all those betrothed to a relative" (para 8).
May 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Iraqi women are ramping up pressure to abolish a law that lets rapists off the hook if they marry their victims, after Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon scrapped similar articles last year" (para 1).
April 4, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon repealed similar 'marry your rapist' provisions in 2017" (para 4).
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

“Parliament passed a measure last week [written August 1, 2017] outlawing violence against women…The new law makes it easier to prosecute domestic abuse, and it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces. It says that citizens are entitled to notify the police if they witness violence against women, and that children should be educated in schools about human rights. And it calls for both the police and judges to be trained on how to handle violence against women” (p 1-2)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“[A] study published the same year [2016] by the Center for Research, Study, Documentation and Information on Women, a Tunisian group that works with the United Nations, found that 70 percent to 90 percent of women had been victims of sexual harassment, mostly on public transportation, from 2011 to 2015” (p 6)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In 2016, the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood reports, 60 percent of Tunisian women were victims of domestic violence. And 50 percent of women said they had experienced aggression in a public area at least once in their lives” (p 5)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1

“Its code of personal status, adopted in 1956, allows divorce and outlaws polygamy” (p 3)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

“Parliament passed a measure last week [written August 1, 2017] outlawing violence against women…The new law makes it easier to prosecute domestic abuse, and it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces. It says that citizens are entitled to notify the police if they witness violence against women, and that children should be educated in schools about human rights. And it calls for both the police and judges to be trained on how to handle violence against women” (p 1-2)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-1

“Parliament also agreed to raise the age of sexual consent to 16, from 13. The new legislation also enacted fines and jail time for people who employ minors as housemaids; last year, Tunisia ratified a law on human trade. And workplace discrimination is now punishable by a fine of up to $800” (p 13-14)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“‘We had too many reports over the years from victims of domestic abuse who said they were not taken seriously by the police when they filed a complaint,’ Ms. Ben Jemia [president of Tunisian Association of Democratic women] During Tunisia’s years of dictatorship, many women who were political activists or simply had ties to the opposition endured violence, including sexual assault, at the hands of the police” (p 8)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“Legislators drafting the new protections also joined a movement across the Middle East to do away with so-called marry-your-rapist laws, which allow men who wed their victims to escape prosecution” (p 9)
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egypt would not be the first Arab country to establish a Ministry for Women’s Affairs. Other countries, such as Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine already took this step" (para 2).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women is shockingly high, with the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women reporting that almost 70% of Tunisian women are victims of abuse" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"in mid-September of this year, Essebsi revoked the 1973 administrative order and gave women the right to marry outside of the Muslim faith" (para 5). "On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, and includes provisions to prevent child labor, sexual harassment in public places, and pay discrimination" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage" (para 3). "An administrative order dating back to 1973 forbade Muslim Tunisian women from marrying non-Muslims (though Tunisian men were not subject to this restriction)" (para 4). "in mid-September of this year, Essebsi revoked the 1973 administrative order and gave women the right to marry outside of the Muslim faith" (para 5).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage, as well as codifying women’s rights to work" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, was also the first to repeal the 'marry the rapist' laws" (para 2).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage, as well as codifying women’s rights to work, move, open bank accounts, and start businesses" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"In 2015, Amnesty International called on the Tunisian government to pass laws recognizing martial rape" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Article 21 of the 2014 Tunisian constitution stipulated that: 'Male and female citizens are equal in rights and duties. They are equal before the law without any discrimination'" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Now, Essebsi is confronting Sharia law itself. In an August 2017 speech—on National Women’s Day—he affirmed that the Tunisian state must acknowledge the rights of women. 'We must state that we are moving toward equality between them in every sphere,' he said. 'And the whole issue hinges on the matter of inheritance'" (para 7). "Traditional religious leaders point to text in the Quran indicating that daughters can inherit only half of the inheritance received by sons. Regional leaders have been reluctant to take on this issue, because doing so would mean confronting the way traditional religious leaders have viewed this issue. 'Essebsi’s proposals oppose sharia,' claimed Abbas Shuman, director of...more
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"An administrative order dating back to 1973 forbade Muslim Tunisian women from marrying non-Muslims (though Tunisian men were not subject to this restriction)" (para 4). "in mid-September of this year, Essebsi revoked the 1973 administrative order and gave women the right to marry outside of the Muslim faith" (para 5).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, and includes provisions to prevent child labor, sexual harassment in public places" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Today in Egypt, one-third of Egyptian households are headed by women" (para 9).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-5

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, and includes provisions to prevent child labor, sexual harassment in public places, and pay discrimination" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"In 2015, Amnesty International called on the Tunisian government to pass laws recognizing martial rape and eliminate those criminalizing sexual relations between consenting, unmarried adults" (para 4).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2010, Tunisia’s National Board for Family and Population conducted a survey concerning the prevalence of domestic violence, and they found that 47.6 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 64 had experienced at least one episode of domestic violence in their lives" (para 4).
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In addressing the issue of gender-based violence in its electoral platform, Al-Nahda specifically states that it will 'combat all forms of violence against women, and oppose compulsory dress code among women' in its platform" (para 3) (Coder comment: Al-Nahda is the moderate Islamist party - ARR).