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June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties of up to life imprisonment for conviction of statutory rape or defilement, which the law defines as the unlawful carnal knowledge of a child under age 16. The minimum penalty for conviction of defilement is 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sexual relations is 16" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"In April 2016 the government adopted a national action plan to end child marriage. The action plan sets a five-year goal of reducing child marriage rates by 40 percent with an ultimate target to build “a Zambia free from child marriage by 2030.” During the year implementation of the strategy focused on girls remaining in school and promoting the prohibition by village chiefs of child marriage in customary law and practice" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography and provides for penalties of up to life imprisonment for convicted perpetrators" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Less than 20 percent of the members of parliament were women" (p. 15).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The penal code contains provisions under which some forms of sexual harassment of women may be prosecuted. The NGOCC stated it received many reports of sexual harassment in the workplace but expressed concern that stringent evidence requirements in courts of law prevented victims from litigating. The families of perpetrators often pressured victims to withdraw complaints, especially if they were members of the same family, which hampered prosecution of offenders" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The numbers of girls and boys in primary school were approximately equal, but fewer girls attended secondary school" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IW-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of 'sexual cleansing,' in which a widow is compelled to have sexual relations with her late husband’s relatives as part of a cleansing ritual, continued to decline. The penal code prohibits 'sexual cleansing' of girls under age 16" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents or, with the exception of refugees, by birth within the country’s territory" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"During the year the NGO Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and its member organizations engaged traditional marriage counselors on gender-based violence and women’s rights. The Young Women’s Christian Association continued its 'good husband' campaign and, in collaboration with other women’s movements, the 'I Care about Her' campaign to promote respect for women and to end spousal abuse" (p. 17).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although government policy provides for tuition-free education through grade seven, education was not compulsory" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape and other sexual offenses, and courts have discretion to sentence convicted rapists to life imprisonment with hard labor" (p. 17).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The constitution, however, requires a high school education for all elected officials, which had the unintended effect of disqualifying many female candidates from running for office" (p.15).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to UNICEF, girls tended to leave school at younger ages than did boys because of early marriage or unplanned pregnancies" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The penal code contains provisions under which some forms of sexual harassment of women may be prosecuted. The NGOCC stated it received many reports of sexual harassment in the workplace but expressed concern that stringent evidence requirements in courts of law prevented victims from litigating" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The 2010 Anti-Gender-based Violence Act criminalizes spousal rape, and the penal code criminalizes domestic violence between spouses and among family members living in the same home. The law provides for prosecution of most crimes of gender-based violence, and penalties for conviction range from a fine to 25 years’ imprisonment, depending on the severity of injury and whether a weapon was used" (p.17).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The 2010 Anti-Gender-based Violence Act criminalizes spousal rape, and the penal code criminalizes domestic violence between spouses and among family members living in the same home. The law provides for prosecution of most crimes of gender-based violence, and penalties for conviction range from a fine to 25 years’ imprisonment, depending on the severity of injury and whether a weapon was used" (p. 17)
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography and provides for penalties of up to life imprisonment for convicted perpetrators. The law provides for prosecution of child prostitutes age 12 years and older, but authorities did not enforce the law, and child prostitution was common" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Other efforts to combat and reduce gender-based violence included the establishment of shelters for victims of gender-based violence, training of police officers in the handling of cases of gender-based violence, roadshows to sensitize the public to gender-based violence, and instruction on how to file complaints and present evidence against perpetrators" (p. 18).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2

"Women and children from Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique were forced into labor or prostitution after arriving in the country" (p. 25).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age of marriage is 16 for boys and girls with parental consent and 21 without consent" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to the Zambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013/2014, 31 percent of women ages 20-24 were married before 18" (p. 19).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, PRN-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against girls and women--including defilement, rape, marriages of girls under age 18, and prostitution--was a major problem affecting female asylum seekers and refugees in camps and among those residing independently, especially in urban areas. Gender inequality, economic dependence on men, and impunity of perpetrators were among the factors contributing to abuse" (p. 13).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Zambian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Zambia cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (152). A woman in Zambia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Zambia can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Zambia is free and compulsory (152).