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Latest items for IIP-LAW-2

Aug. 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

“There are currently no laws to … combat sexual harassment in the workplace” (para 9).
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Protection from Harassment Bill, passed in March 2014, strengthens existing laws under the Miscellaneous Offenses Act (MOA). Under the MOA, a person who uses threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behavior can incur a fine of up to S$4,000 ($2,875). The new law criminalizes harassment and cites examples that include harassment both within and outside the workplace, cyberbullying, and bullying of children...Additionally it makes stalking an offense punishable with a fine of up to S$4,000 ($2,875), imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both" (21).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The laws penalize acts of sexual harassment" (14).
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes sexual harassment" (25).
April 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal but was reportedly common in the workplace" (16).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Two laws prohibit sexual harassment. The general penal code makes sexual harassment punishable by imprisonment for up to two years. The law on equal status defines sexual harassment more broadly as any type of unfair or offensive physical, verbal, or symbolic sexual behavior that is unwanted and affects the self-respect of the victim, and is continued despite a clear indication that the behavior is undesired" (10).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination" (15).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically prohibit sexual harassment, although the labor code states that men and women have the same rights and obligations" (25).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There is no law prohibiting sexual harassment, and it was reportedly widespread" (10).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for monetary penalties and award of damages to victims, but the law’s scope is confined to the workplace" (11).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, and there were no reliable estimates of the frequency of its occurrence" (16).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No law specifically prohibits sexual harassment, although some sexual harassment cases were prosecuted under provisions of the criminal code" (15).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for a one year mandatory prison sentence for offenders" (21).
March 3, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2015 seeks to set up a women's force at district level throughout the province, which would respond to women's complaints of physical, financial or psychological abuse. Offences include domestic violence, sexual violence, phychological violence, economic abuse, stalking and cybercrime" (para 7-8).
March 3, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and the government generally enforced the law...The penalty for sexual harassment ranges from fines up to six months’ imprisonment" (12).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No law prohibits sexual harassment, and it was a widespread problem" (15).
March 1, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"A decree prohibits sexual harassment, and the government used criminal laws against 'indecent assaults on females,' which prohibit offending the modesty of women, to prosecute sexual harassment cases" (17).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The power of smartphones and social media appears not to have been lost on the authorities in Saudi Arabia, who, as well as aggressively pursuing men who misuse images of women, run campaigns to educate girls about the dangers of sharing photos online" (para 31).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No law prohibits sexual harassment…" (23).
Feb. 21, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"It’s not that the issue has been ignored, as several achievements have been made recently after years of efforts by civil societies and the state. Among these achievements are the sexual harassment law — the first of its kind in Egypt, enacted in June 2014 — and the establishment of the first female-only police force in May 2013" (para 4). "He said the center has received more than 300 reports of sexual violence and harassment against women, most of which were verbal harassment on social media, including 70 cases where the accused were sentenced from one to three years in prison" (para 20). There are laws against harassment in cyberspace ...more
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The criminal code criminalizes sexual harassment and provides penalties of three to five years in prison" (31).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment" (19).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides that authorities may order a perpetrator or an employer who allowed or failed to take action to prevent an incident of harassment to pay monetary compensation to victims" (11).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"2011 Stalking – repeated harassment – becomes an offence. One aim of the law is to further prevent male violence against women" (4).
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties for sexual harassment, with potential prison sentences of three months to five years" (22).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and prescribes penalties of between one and three years of imprisonment and fines of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($625 to $1,730)" (21).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides a maximum prison sentence of one year for conviction of sexual harassment" (12).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is not a criminal offense but is classified as a misdemeanor, with penalties outlined exclusively in the labor code" (11).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Though Egypt criminalized sexual harassment in 2014, the country does not have a law that more broadly criminalizes all forms of violence against women" (para 12).
Jan. 31, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment" (10).