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Latest items for Turkmenistan

June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25.8% of seats in the parliament of Turkmenistan are held by women" (para 4).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 16" (p. 24).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law, a child derives citizenship from his/her parents. A child born to stateless persons possessing permanent resident status in the country is also a citizen" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"ANT reported that TB and breast and uterine cancers were common in Dashoguz women’s prison. Former inmates of the prison reported one to two women died each month from breast or uterine cancer" (p. 4).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was free, compulsory, and universal through grades 10 or 11, depending on what year a child started school" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, EMCMS-LAW-2

"No law specifically prohibits sexual harassment, and reports suggested sexual harassment existed in the workplace" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that, in some rural communities, parents removed girls from school as young as age nine to work at home" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law grants prenatal and postnatal maternity leave. A mother is entitled up to three years of unpaid maternity leave" (p. 29).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"A cultural bias against reporting or acknowledging rape made it difficult to determine the extent of the problem" (p. 22).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law forbids the production of pornographic materials or objects for distribution, as well as the advertisement or trade in text, movies or videos, graphics, or other objects of a pornographic nature, including those involving children" (p. 24).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, and penalties range from three to 10 years in prison. Rape of a victim under 14 years of age is punishable by 10 to 25 years in prison" 8p. 22).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"By law, women have full legal equality with men, including equal pay, access to loans, the ability to start and own a business, and access to government jobs" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Anecdotal reports indicated domestic violence against women was common; most victims of domestic violence kept silent because they were unaware of their rights or afraid of increased violence from husbands and relatives" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2017 report, 6 percent of women aged 20-24 years old were first married before they were 18" (p. 24).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"During the year only one woman served in the 12-member Cabinet of Ministers" (p. 20).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-2

"The law prohibits domestic violence, including spousal abuse, through provisions in the criminal code that address intentional infliction of injury. Penalties range from fines to 15 years in prison, based on the extent of the injury, although enforcement of the law varied" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The government restricted women from working in some dangerous and environmentally unsafe jobs" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape" (p. 22).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-PRACTICE-1, AW-LAW-1

"The laws provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has established a system for providing protection to refugees. The country has not granted asylum since 2005" (p. 18).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence, including spousal abuse, through provisions in the criminal code that address intentional infliction of injury" (p. 23).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Feb. 22, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“In order to avoid public humiliation, girls perform an operation for hymenoplasty, there have also been cases of suicide as a result of such actions from the authorities” (3).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Due to cultural attitudes, many married women opposed the use of family planning methods. According to the UN Population Fund, however, there was a 13 percent unmet need for women who wanted but did not have access to family planning" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties range from fines to 15 years in prison, based on the extent of the injury, although enforcement of the law varied" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Reports suggested sexual harassment existed in the workplace" (18). "Women were underrepresented in the upper levels of government-owned economic enterprises and were concentrated in the health-care, education, and service professions. The government restricted women from working in some dangerous and environmentally unsafe jobs" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Education was free, compulsory, and universal through the 12th grade. There were reports that, in some rural communities, parents removed girls from school as young as age nine to work at home" (19).