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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

3.0
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The law mandates equal pay for equal work, although many private employers did not fully implement this provision" (p 19).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government operated one shelter to protect survivors of domestic violence and three shelters for victims of human trafficking that also accommodated victims of domestic violence" (p 18).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women were underrepresented in many fields at the highest levels" (p 19).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The State Agency for the Protection of Children’s Rights reported that as of July authorities had identified 165 street children, eight of whom were victims or potential victims of trafficking" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits making or distributing child pornography; penalties are a prison sentence of three to 10 years. Possession of child pornography is also illegal" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but officials rarely enforced it. The commissioner for protection from discrimination (CPD) generally handled cases of sexual harassment and could impose fines of up to 80,000 leks ($720) against individuals or 600,000 leks ($5,400) against enterprises" (p 18).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The law governing the election of Assembly members requires that 30 percent of candidates be women and that they occupy 30 percent of appointed and elected positions. According to the OSCE final report on the elections, however, the largest parties did not always respect the mandated 30 percent quota in their candidate lists" (p 14- 15).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs reported high levels of domestic violence against women. According to a 2018 survey of women between the ages of 18 and 74 that the UN Development Program released in March, 52.9 percent of women surveyed reported having been subjected to violence or sexual harassment during their lifetimes. The Albanian State Police reported 11 domestic violence-related murders through July" (p 18).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape and sexual assault depend on the age of the victim. For rape of an adult, the penalty is three to 10 years in prison. The law includes provisions on sexual assault and criminalizes spousal rape" (p 17).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime" (p 17).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government operated one shelter to protect survivors of domestic violence and three shelters for victims of human trafficking that also accommodated victims of domestic violence" (p 18). "Authorities generally enforced laws against the rape and sexual exploitation of minors effectively, but NGOs reported that they rarely enforced laws prohibiting child pornography. The government reported that, as of July, two children had been sexually exploited, but there were no cases involving pornography" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the 2017 elections, the share of Assembly members who were women increased to a record 29 percent. Following a government reshuffle in December 2018, the share of ministers who were women increased from 47 percent to 53 percent" (p 14).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law includes provisions on sexual assault and criminalizes spousal rape. The government did not enforce the law effectively, and authorities did not prosecute spousal rape. The concept of spousal rape was not well understood, and authorities often did not consider it a crime" (p 17).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape and sexual assault depend on the age of the victim. For rape of an adult, the penalty is three to 10 years in prison. The law includes provisions on sexual assault and criminalizes spousal rape" (p 17). "The penalty for statutory rape is a prison term of five to 15 years. In aggravated circumstances, the penalty may increase to life imprisonment" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"School attendance is mandatory through the ninth grade or until the age of 16, whichever occurs first, but many children, particularly in rural areas, left school earlier to work with their families. Parents must purchase supplies, books, uniforms, and space heaters for some classrooms; these were prohibitively expensive for many families, particularly Roma and members of other minorities. Many families also cited these costs as a reason for not sending girls to school." (p 19-20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime" (p 17). "The country has a statutory rape law; the minimum age for consensual sex is 14" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Although the legal minimum age for marriage is 18, authorities did not always enforce the law. Underage marriages occurred mostly in rural areas and within Romani communities" (p 20).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In many communities, women experienced societal discrimination based on traditional social norms subordinating women to men" (p 19).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"There were reports of discrimination in employment, and the CPD adjudicated 44 cases through July. In one example, the CPD received a complaint against Philip Morris Albania, alleging the company fired a woman because she went on maternity leave. The CPD ruled the company had discriminated against the woman based on gender. The company appealed the decision to the administrative court, which upheld the CPD decision; the plaintiff can seek compensation in the trial court system" (p 19).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In December 2018 the government began operating a crisis management center for victims of sexual assault, at the Tirana University Hospital Center. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported that as of September the center had treated 23 victims" (p 18).
Aug. 4, 2021, 11:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Still, Montenegro was flagged by UN and European experts nearly a decade ago as suffering more than most from a birth imbalance, with indicators also high among regional neighbors Albania, Kosovo, and parts of what is now North Macedonia" (Para 26).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 7, 2021, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and others have not entered reservations or have not argued a conflict with Muslim personal law in their reservations" (177).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Albania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Albania was 36.5 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Albania was 36.5 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Albania was 25.3% (p 66).
May 18, 2021, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The main objectives of the NAP are listed as improving policy documents and raising awareness on UNSCR 1325; increasing the participation of women in the field of security at home and abroad; establishing a regulatory framework and capacities that enable better protection and rehabilitation of women in the field of peace and security; and taking measures for better monitoring and reporting of Resolution 1325. Each objective has corresponding actions and indicators as well as including a detailed budget for implementation" (para 1).
May 18, 2021, 7:18 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Albania adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2020" (para 1)