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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Barbados, Liberia, Malaysia, Philippines, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

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

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 94.5 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, making it punishable by a prison term of eight to 14 years" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Cases often were not reported to police due to fear of social stigma and retribution, particularly in light of widespread impunity...Women faced substantial institutional and societal prejudice with respect to reporting rape and domestic violence" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Women and men generally were held in separate prison facilities. The OVP stated women’s detention centers were generally less violent than those for men. There was only one penitentiary exclusively for women, and female prisoners in other detention centers were held in annexes or separate women’s departments in otherwise male-only prisons" (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Multiple women’s rights NGOs stated women could not always find birth control pills due to scarcity, but pills were affordable when available. On the other hand, condoms were both scarce and prohibitively expensive when available" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the forced prostitution and corruption of minors. Penalties range from three to 30 years’ imprisonment in the case of sex trafficking of girls" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes physical, sexual, and psychological violence in the home or community and at work...The law requires police to report domestic violence to judicial authorities and obligates hospital personnel to notify authorities when admitting patients who are victims of domestic abuse...The law also establishes women’s bureaus at local police headquarters and tribunals specializing in genderbased violence, and two-thirds of states had specialized courts. According to a Public Ministry official, 69 prosecutors were exclusively responsible for dealing with crimes against women, and an additional 27 prosecutors could process domestic violence crimes in addition to other kinds of crimes" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal and punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years. The law establishes a fine between Bs 3,210 ($510) and Bs 6,420 ($1,020) for employers convicted of sexual harassment...The law also prohibits the requirement of a pregnancy test to qualify for a job and provides six weeks of maternity leave prior to birth and a 20-week period of maternity leave after birth or an adoption, and prohibits an employer from firing either parent for two years after a birth or adoption" (31). "The constitution prohibits employment discrimination for every citizen. Labor law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, sex, social condition, creed, marital status, union...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law also establishes women’s bureaus at local police headquarters and tribunals specializing in genderbased violence, and two-thirds of states had specialized courts. According to a Public Ministry official, 69 prosecutors were exclusively responsible for dealing with crimes against women, and an additional 27 prosecutors could process domestic violence crimes in addition to other kinds of crimes" (30). "In March the Public Ministry implemented a 24-hour hotline in Caracas capable of receiving domestic violence complaints. The government offered some shelter and services for victims of domestic and other violence, but NGOs provided the majority of domestic abuse support services" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police generally were reluctant to intervene to prevent domestic violence or were not properly trained to handle such cases. Reportedly, police systematically sent battered women to the Public Ministry without receiving victims’ complaints in cases where extreme physical violence was not visible" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"The law provides women with property rights equal to those of men, but women frequently waived these rights by signing over the equivalent of powers of attorney to their husbands" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The attorney general announced that 59,211 domestic violence complaints were filed from January to September 10, while for the period ending June 15, a Public Ministry official, citing TSJ data, stated that of those complaints, only 1,138 domestic violence charges were filed" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the same period, 510 sexual violence and rape charges were filed" (30). It appears this time period was Jan - September of 2014 (AA-CODER COMMENT). "According to a National Institute for Statistics survey, 5 percent of victims of sexual abuse were children" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"From January to June, 96 femicides were recorded out of 516 women killed, but only 17 femicide charges were filed through September 15" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"UNHCR estimated there were approximately 200,000 persons in need of international protection in the country, mostly Colombian citizens" (23). "While travelling to the commission, particularly vulnerable groups, such as women with young children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, faced increased protection risks, such as arrest and deportation, extortion, exploitation, and sexual abuse by authorities at checkpoints and other locations" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law punishes perpetrators of domestic violence with penalties ranging from six to 27 months in prison" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 for women and men, but with parental consent it is 14 for women and 16 for men" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, or social status" (30). "The constitution provides for equality before the law of all persons and prohibits discrimination based on 'sex or social condition,' but it does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity" (36).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-1

"There continued to be isolated reports of children exploited in domestic servitude, mining, forced begging, and commercial sexual exploitation of children" (43).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"A man may avoid punishment by marrying (before he is sentenced) the person he raped" (30).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Labor and the Confederation of Workers, regulations protecting women’s labor rights were enforced in the formal sector, although according to the World Economic Forum, women earned 36 percent less on average than men doing comparable jobs" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, making it punishable by a prison term of eight to 14 years...The law allows authorities to consider alternative forms of punishment, including work release, for those convicted of various crimes, including rape, if they have completed three-quarters of their sentence" (30). "By law sexual relations with a minor under age 13 or an 'especially vulnerable' person, or with a minor under age 16 when the perpetrator is a relative or guardian, are punishable with a mandatory sentence of 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production and sale of child pornography and establishes penalties of 16 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (32).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The ruling-party-dominated CNE made decisions that affected the political opposition adversely, including affirming the comptroller general’s administrative disqualification of at least five candidates for the December 6 National Assembly elections and the sudden proclamation of a new rule requiring political parties to field at least 40 percent female candidates after the political opposition had already chosen its candidates" (25). This new law appears to be mostly a political blockade against the opposition party. It is unclear if the law will remain in place following this election cycle (AA-CODER COMMENT). "In June the CNE announced a new regulation that required political parties to put forth gender-balanced slates of candidates for legislative...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the media, and government agencies reported...violence against women…" (1).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).