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Latest items for IIP-LAW-2

June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment remained a common problem. No statutes prohibit sexual harassment, but authorities may prosecute violent harassment under assault statutes. The VAPP criminalizes stalking, with terms of imprisonment of up to two years, a maximum fine of 500,000 naira ($2,500), or both. It does not explicitly criminalize sexual harassment, which it legally defines as physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct of a sexual nature, based on sex or gender, which is persistent or serious and demeans, humiliates, or creates a hostile or intimidating environment. The act criminalizes emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse and acts of intimidation" (Pg 34-35).
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 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime punishable by prison sentences of three to six months and fines of 10,000 to 100,000 CFA francs ($17 to $173). If the violator is in a position of authority over the victim, the prison sentence is three months to one year and the fine is increased to 20,000 to 200,000 CFA francs ($35 to $347). Sexual harassment was common. Courts enforced applicable laws in the small percentage of cases reported" (Pg 17).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"In 2015 a separate law on sexual assault was broadened to include male victims, but it has a maximum penalty of five years in prison" (52). "The law prohibits sexual harassment against women; however, there is no clear definition of sexual harassment under the law. Offenders are subject to a penalty of up to 15 days in detention, according to the Beijing Public Security Bureau" (53). "In June the Legislative Assembly [in Macau] passed a sex crime bill that amended the Penal Code to make sexual harassment a crime. Under the new law, police may take action against a suspect if the victim files a criminal complaint and a convicted...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"PNGBV II is a road map for the implementation of the GBV Law and considers different forms of GBV, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and FGM" (11).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, which is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment" (p. 11).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes sexual harassment. Victims rarely reported sexual harassment. Penalties for those convicted of sexual harassment are at the discretion of the court. Police believed sexual harassment to be widespread in the workplace and elsewhere. The CGPU produced radio programs to raise public awareness of the problem" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and offers protection for victims, but sexual harassment was common, especially of female students by their male teachers. Persons convicted of sexual harassment face sentences of one to two years in prison and fines ranging from 100,000 to one million CFA francs ($168 to $1,675). The law also provides penalties for persons who are aware of sexual harassment and do not report it. Victims seldom reported harassment due to fear of social stigma and retaliation, however, and prosecutors and police lacked the legal knowledge and skills to pursue such cases. Although laws prohibiting sexual harassment were not widely enforced, judges used other provisions in the...more
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, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"While the law states harassment is illegal and may be prosecuted in court, no specific punishment is prescribed, and authorities did not enforce the law" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. In most cases, perpetrators were required to attend classes on gender equality and counseling sessions" (p. 12).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a criminal offense carrying a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits sexual harassment, psychological violence, mistreatment, or unequal treatment in the workplace that causes 'another employee’s humiliation or fear'" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides that “employees shall not be subjected to harassment or other unseemly behavior,” and the government effectively enforced this provision. Employers who violate this law are subject to fines or prison sentences of up to two years, depending on the seriousness of the offense" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No laws specifically prohibit sexual harassment, although the penal code criminalizes 'shameful' or 'immoral' acts" (36).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides for sentences of three months to one year in prison and a fine of 300,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($551 to $919) for conviction of sexual harassment; the maximum penalty applies if the perpetrator is a relative, in a position of authority, or if the victim is 'vulnerable'" (p. 18).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2010 of the State party’s fifth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NLD/5) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (...); (c) New Criminal Code of Aruba, which contains provisions on, among others, stalking, in 2012" (2).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is unlawful and punishable by a fine of 2,329 euros ($2,790), six months’ imprisonment, or both. As of August the NCPE had not received any allegations of sexual harassment during the year. Women’s rights experts reported that sexual harassment at the workplace was 'rampant'" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but observers claimed that such cases were rarely investigated. On May 11, parliament amended the Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men to strengthen protection from harassment, including sexual harassment, for a person seeking employment" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize sexual harassment, but indecent sexual behavior toward another person is illegal and may be punished by six months to three years in prison. Victims rarely reported sexual harassment, and its frequency remained difficult to assess" (p. 16).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro, Montenegro
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Montenegro (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Mongolia (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination. Penalties for conviction may include fines, dismissal from work, or imprisonment for up to eight years. Police often delayed investigations until the perpetrator committed serious crimes, such as sexual coercion, rape, or other forms of physical assault. Offenders convicted of stalking may receive sentences of up to three years in prison"(p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides a maximum prison sentence of one year for conviction of sexual harassment" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Mozambique (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Myanmar (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Namibia (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in the Netherlands (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Nepal (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Nicaragua (119).