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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).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.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" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF’s 2014 report, State of the World’s Children, 7 percent of marriages involved minors" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law a child’s citizenship is derived from one’s parents. A child born to stateless persons possessing permanent resident status in the country is also a citizen" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"There were some reports that due to overcrowding officials held inmates diagnosed with TB and skin diseases with healthy detainees, contributing to the spread of disease… inmates with TB were also held separately from healthy inmates at the Dashoguz women’s prison... The government reported that it transferred male prisoners diagnosed with TB to a special Ministry of Interior hospital in Mary Province for treatment and arranged for continuing treatment for released prisoners at their residences" (3).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.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. The NGO Keik Okara maintained a shelter for victims of domestic violence, supported by the OSCE. Keik Okara continued to operate a domestic violence hotline and provided free legal consultations and psychological assistance to victims of domestic violence. The NGO also organized awareness-raising seminars on domestic violence. One official women’s group in Ashgabat and several informal groups in other regions assisted victims of domestic violence" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.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. An Interpol report noted the criminal code 'enacts criminal liability for involvement of minors into prostitution'” (20).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"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" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex sexual contact between men is illegal under a section of the criminal code on pederasty, with punishment of up to two years in prison and the possible imposition of an additional two- to five-year term in a labor camp. The law also stipulates sentences of up to 20 years for repeated acts of pederasty, homosexual acts with juveniles, or the spread of HIV or other sexually transmitted infections through same-sex contact. The law does not mention same-sex sexual contact between women" (22).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Maximum overtime in a year is 120 hours and may not exceed four hours in two consecutive days. The law prohibits pregnant women, women with children up to age three, women with disabled children under age 16, and single parents with two or more children from working overtime" (24).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Women have equal rights under… property law... By law women enjoy full legal equality with men, including... access to loans, the ability to start and own a business…" (18-19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Employers allegedly gave preference to men to avoid productivity losses due to pregnancy or child-care responsibilities" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Enforcement of the law varied" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Anecdotal reports indicated domestic violence against women was common" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women served in prominent government positions, including as speaker of parliament" (16).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"There were reports that, in some rural communities, parents removed girls from school as young as age nine to work at home" (19).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2

"A cultural bias against reporting or acknowledging rape made it difficult to determine the extent of the problem" (18).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape… No law specifically prohibits sexual harassment" (18). "The legal age of consent is 16" (20).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Turkmenistan (32 out of 124 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"2.9% of ministerial positions in Turkmenistan (1 out of 34 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

1.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 1998 was 65. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 5.74 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).