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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 21, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"As part of its response to the landmark Respect@Work report, the federal government has committed to providing more funding in May’s budget to community legal centres, Indigenous legal services and Legal Aid commissions to increase access to specialised legal advice for people who are sexually harassed at work. It has also agreed to consider extra funding for the 1800RESPECT hotline. A spokesman for Attorney-General Michaelia Cash said funding proposals would be considered as part of the budget process"(para 14).
July 21, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women’s legal centres have renewed their call for an extra $25 million a year in federal funding, saying they cannot keep up with the flood of mostly domestic violence victims seeking specialist help. Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) says ongoing cases have increased by 70 per cent in the past year. There has also been a 40 per cent increase in demand for drop-in services, and centres are having to turn away 14 per cent more women, leading thousands to miss out on the help they need"(para 1,2).
July 21, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Last year, the federal government gave $20 million to frontline legal services dealing with domestic violence matters, as part of a $63.3 million boost to Legal Aid. However, WLSA says when the states and territories handed out this money, a disproportionate amount went to services that predominantly represented offenders"(para 9).
July 21, 2021, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Australian Federal Police will recruit hundreds of women under a new strategy to boost the number of female officers to 30 per cent within seven years" (Para 1). "'The AFP already has a number of senior, experienced women within the organisation and incredible women coming through the ranks, but we want and need to do better'" (Para 6).
July 21, 2021, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

"Women comprise 22 per cent of sworn AFP officers - a two per cent increase since 2016 - including police and protective service officers" (Para 2).
July 14, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Denmark
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"In other legalised regimes, such as Denmark and Australia, prostitution is available for men on the public health system" (para 8).
June 25, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"A Queensland mother has been sentenced to prison for taking her two daughters to Africa to have parts of their genitals removed" (para 1). "Brisbane District Court Justice Leanne Clare described the mutilation as child abuse" (para 3). "The mother is the first person to be sentenced in Queensland for removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Cutting or removing some of a girl or young woman's genitals is considered traditional in some cultures but illegal here" (para 6-7). "'To treat the adherence to tradition [relating to FGM] as mitigation would dilute the protection of the law for those children in most need of it,' Justice Clare...more
June 25, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The mother is the first person to be sentenced in Queensland for removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Cutting or removing some of a girl or young woman's genitals is considered traditional in some cultures but illegal here" (para 6-7).
June 25, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The mother is the first person to be sentenced in Queensland [Australia] for removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Cutting or removing some of a girl or young woman's genitals is considered traditional in some cultures but illegal here" (para 6-7).
June 25, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"More Australians will be able to access paid parental leave under a swag of changes aimed at improving women's financial security[...]Currently, parents need to have worked at least 330 hours in 10 of the 13 months prior to their child's birth, with a break of no more than eight weeks between two working days.But parents will now still qualify if they've had a break of up to 12 months, and will be able to move their work test period if they had to stop work early due to a workplace hazard.Extra flexibility will also be added to the scheme, with families able to split their parental leave period into blocks"(para...more
June 25, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The coalition's plan is focused on increasing women's workforce participation, supporting their economic independence and improving their earning potential"(para 9)."The coalition is also extending the early release of superannuation for domestic and family violence victims"(para 15).
June 25, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The coalition is also extending the early release of superannuation for domestic and family violence victims.That comes as further funding is going towards legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, to save them from being directly cross-examined by their perpetrators in family law matters"(para 15,16).
June 25, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Federal Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer will detail the initiatives while delivering Australia's first women's economic security statement at the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday.She said Australia has taken great strides in improving women's economic independence and security in the past few decades, with more women in work than ever before and the gender pay gap narrowing.But the minister said problems remain, including women earning less than men, retiring with 42 per cent less in their superannuation and being twice as likely to work part-time"(para 3-5).
June 21, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"At present, more than 50 countries have adopted NAPs for the implementation of resolution 1325, including 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region (according to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] group of countries) which have adopted WPS action plans: Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste" (8).
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, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of Australia states that maternity leave with pay is provided in respect of most women employed by the Commonwealth Government and the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria. Unpaid maternity leave is provided in respect of all other women employed in the State of New South Wales and elsewhere to women employed under Federal and some State industrial awards. Social Security benefits subject to income tests are available to women who are sole parents. The Government of Australia advises that it is not at present in a position to take the measures required by article 11 (2) to introduce maternity leave with pay or with comparable social...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in Australia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .04 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Australia" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Australia was 125.1 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Australia was 125.1 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Australia was 9.1% (p 66).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Expectant mothers will be allowed to take up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The South Australian government passed the new laws on Thursday" (para 1). "Male and female MPs will be able to bring their young children to sittings, while expectant mothers have been granted 20 weeks of paid maternity leave without needing weekly authorisation from the House" (para 3). "In February 2016 changes were made in federal parliament to allow male and female MP's to bring children into the chamber, if they were their primary care-giver" (para 8).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"MPs can bring young children to work and breast or bottle feed under new laws" (para 1). "Babies and breastfeeding will be allowed in South Australia's House of Assembly under new laws which passed on Thursday" (para 2). "Breastfeeding was also permitted, with Senator Larissa Waters becoming the first woman to breastfeed her baby in federal parliament in 2017" (para 9).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Expectant mothers will be allowed to take up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The South Australian government passed the new laws on Thursday" (para 1). "Male and female MPs will be able to bring their young children to sittings, while expectant mothers have been granted 20 weeks of paid maternity leave without needing weekly authorisation from the House" (para 3).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has said the laws will modernise Parliament" (para 1). "Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman said the changes will make the South Australian Parliament a more 'family-friendly' workplace and help new parents strike a better work-life balance" (para 4). "'A desire to have a family should not impede women or men from entering politics,' Deputy Premier Chapman said. 'It's well and truly time these rules changed, bringing our Parliament in line with modern workplace expectations. I hope it signals to aspiring young politicians in this state that your family life is important and will be accommodated'" (para 5-7). "The new laws comes as female politicians across the nation continue...more
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Last month former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by a senior colleague in defence minister Linda Reynolds' office in 2019. Her allegations have sparked further claims of sexual misconduct within parliament house, prompting an independent inquiry into its workplace culture" (para 12-13).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"MPs can bring young children to work and breast or bottle feed under new laws" (para 1). "Babies and breastfeeding will be allowed in South Australia's House of Assembly under new laws which passed on Thursday" (para 2). "Breastfeeding was also permitted, with Senator Larissa Waters becoming the first woman to breastfeed her baby in federal parliament in 2017" (para 9). "The Queensland mother proudly breastfed her two-month-old baby girl, Alia, while passing a senate motion on black lung disease" (para 10).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Last month former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by a senior colleague in defence minister Linda Reynolds' office in 2019. Her allegations have sparked further claims of sexual misconduct within parliament house, prompting an independent inquiry into its workplace culture. Sex Discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead the inquiry and has said current and former staff will have the opportunity to participate in the review" (para 12-14).
April 22, 2021, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As a schoolgirl, I was on the train home in the early afternoon, chatting with my friends, all of us in uniform. We noticed an older man at the end of the carriage staring at us, and when my friend came down from the upper level of the carriage to meet us she saw that he was exposing himself and masturbating. It is an unfortunate truth that nearly every young woman has experienced street harassment. Whether it's hollering, being followed, brushed up against on public transport, or even told to get in a car, women are routinely made to feel unsafe in public spaces" (para 5-6).