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Latest items for IIP-LAW-2

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Azerbaijan (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Austria (63).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Australia (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, there is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Armenia (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, there is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Argentina (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, there is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Angola (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, there is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Algeria (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, there is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Albania (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

According to the table, there is legislaton on sexual harassment in education (59).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, which is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment. Sexual harassment was a problem, however, and the government was not effective at enforcing the prohibition against it" (para 56).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment reportedly was widespread, but no specific laws, other than those against physical assault, address the problem" (36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, which routinely occurred, including in schools, without any governmental efforts to prevent it" (page 21).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There is strong legislation in place to deal with internet trolls, cyber-stalking and harassment, and perpetrators of grossly offensive, obscene or menacing behaviour. The Digital Economy Act will help to ensure that online abuse is effectively tackled through a robust code of practice for social media companies" (12). "UK Government is also taking steps to introduce a new civil stalking protection order to support victims of stalking at an earlier stage and address the perpetrator’s behaviours before they become entrenched" (37).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National violence against women and domestic violence prevention policy, covering the period 2017-2032, addressing forms of gender-based violence against women, including harassment in public areas" (2).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"On June 27, parliament unanimously passed a comprehensive law addressing all forms of gender-based violence, including physical, economic, and social violence. It broadly defines violence against women as 'any restriction denying women equality in the civil, political, economic, social, or cultural domains.' The law, which enjoyed widespread support from both political parties and civil society organizations, adds or updates articles in the Penal Code to meet international best practices. The law criminalizes previously uncovered acts of incest, sexual harassment of women in public places, and gender discrimination . . . In the new gender-based violence law, the article related to sexual harassment was revised. It allows up to a two-year...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"During the year authorities increased penalties for sexual crimes committed against women and children. The law provides for two to five years’ imprisonment for sexual harassment. If the victim is a child, the recommended punishments are longer. Women’s rights activists reported authorities rarely enforced these laws" (page 58).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"In 1998, a law was passed in Israel against sexual harassment. At the time it was viewed as a very progressive law, first by women, and only recently it became one of the factors that enabled the anti-sexual harassment 'Me Too' movement in Israel. The 1998 law turned male sexual harassers into offenders under the law; this same outlook should be extended to prostitution clients" (para 16).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee expresses its deep concern about the risks women human rights defenders and journalists face in the exercise of their professional activities in the State party and at the fact that a number of them had to leave their domicile to seek a place where their life and security would not be threatened. It is concerned at information indicating that they are subjected to different manifestations of violence, such as threats and defamation campaigns, sexual abuse, harassment and feminicide" (7).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No specific law addressed sexual harassment" (para 118)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is illegal but remained widespread. The law requires that suspected victims of harassment be informed of their right to assistance. Penalties for sexual harassment depend on the severity of the act and whether blackmail is involved. Police notified all known victims of their right to receive assistance from the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. The law provides that victims may be informed of the progress on their cases through a computerized system and information call center. The Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a poll for the Ministry of Public Security that indicated 98 percent of sexual harassment victims did not go to the police"...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment remained a problem. The law prohibits some forms of sexual harassment, but legal and gender experts regarded the legislation as inadequate. There were reports of incidents of harassment, but in no instance was the law used to protect the victim, nor were there reports of any prosecutions. No law protects women from sexual harassment, and only force or taking advantage of a victim’s physical helplessness carries criminal liability in terms of sexual assault" (page 29).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law addresses sexual harassment in the context of physical contact between men and women, but the law is biased against women. The law prohibits physical contact between unrelated men and women, and punishes it by flogging" (para 152)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual Harassment: Article 281 of the criminal code, which prohibits indecent public acts, serves as the basis for criminal complaints stemming from sexual harassment. Violations of this article are punishable by imprisonment of up to two years and eight months and a small fine" (para 148)
Oct. 12, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"On February 14, the Moroccan parliament adopted a new law on violence against women that criminalizes harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill treatment of women... Furthermore, it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces and cyber networks" (para 2-3).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"France has outlawed sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of more than £650. The law, part of tougher legislation to fight sexual violence, has come into force after French MPs gave it the green light in a second reading late last night" (para 1-2).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Both the criminal and labor codes criminalize various forms of sexual harassment. Violators face penalties of one to three years in prison and possible suspension of their professional licenses, but the government did not effectively enforce the law. Sexual harassment was a serious societal problem, but it was underreported due to fear of stigma and reprisal" (para 105)