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Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Dec. 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-2

In Belgium, “The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls, and it was not a widespread practice in the country. Reported cases were primarily filed by recent immigrants or asylum seekers. Criminal sanctions apply to persons convicted of FGM/C. According to 2017 estimates, there were more than 17,000 female minor and adult victims of FGM/C in the country, while more than 8,000 were at risk. The vast majority of potential victims were asylum seekers from Guinea, Somalia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Egypt” (9).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Educational participation of girls was lower than that of boys, particularly in rural areas. Although girls enrolled at a higher rate, their participation rates dropped below that of boys because of the tendency to keep girls at home to do domestic work or care for younger siblings and due to widespread sexual harassment of female students by teachers and other staff" (20-21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically penalize spousal rape" (18).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and prescribes penalties of between one and three years’ imprisonment and fines of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700). Nevertheless, the government rarely, if ever, enforced the law, and harassment was widespread and routinely tolerated" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Relatives, police, and traditional leaders often discouraged rape survivors from pursuing criminal cases, with their families often accepting payment for compensation" (19). "Rape victims were no longer required to obtain a medical certificate, which could cost up to 50,000 CFA francs ($850), to move a legal complaint forward" (19). "Survivors stressed that although sexual and gender-based violence was an 'everyday reality,' deeply ingrained taboos discouraged them from speaking out. Survivors were ostracized and advocates for survivors reported being threatened. Fear of challenging male authority figures silenced most victims" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically outlaw domestic violence" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Societal violence against women included traditional practices, such as dowry deaths (the killing of brides over dowry disputes)" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law specifically penalizes anyone who forces a minor younger than age 18 to enter a religious or customary matrimonial union. Nevertheless, reports of traditional marriages involving at least one minor spouse persisted" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Educational participation of girls was lower than that of boys, particularly in rural areas" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use, recruitment, or offering of children for commercial sex or pornographic films, pictures, or events. Violators can receive prison sentences ranging from five to 20 years and fines of five million to 50 million CFA francs ($8,500 to $85,000)" (22-23). "The constitution explicitly prohibits human trafficking, including forced labor and child labor. The law criminalizes all forms of human trafficking, including for the purposes of forced labor or slavery, and the worst forms of child labor" (26). "The law prohibits child trafficking and the worst forms of child labor" (27).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"A law passed in July establishes the right for women to inherit upon the deaths of their husbands as much as the deceased’s children can" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary schooling is obligatory, free, and open to all. Education was thus ostensibly free and compulsory for children ages six to 16, but families generally reported being asked to pay school fees" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of 253 National Assembly (lower legislative body) members, 29 were women. Of 99 Senate (upper legislative body) members, 19 were women, including 11 of 33 appointed by President Ouattara on April 3 and eight of 66 elected in 2018" (16).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape and provides for prison terms of five to 20 years for perpetrators... A life sentence can be imposed in cases of gang rape if the rapists are related to or hold positions of authority over the victim, or if the victim is younger than age 15" (18)."The penalty for statutory rape or attempted rape of a child younger than age 16 is a prison sentence of one to three years and a fine of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700)" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A local NGO that aims to protect the rights of persons with disabilities reported a man who raped and ultimately killed a pregnant handicapped woman in April was sentenced to a 20-year jail term" (18-19). "Media reported rapes of girls as young as age three during the year" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included arbitrary killings by police; arbitrary detention by security forces; harsh prison conditions; politically motivated imprisonment; lack of independence of the judiciary; restrictions on free expression, press, and internet; impediments to the rights of peaceful assembly and association; crimes of violence against women and girls, which the government took little action to prosecute" (1).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The constitution provides for equal access to public or private employment and prohibits any discrimination in access to or in the pursuit of employment on the basis of sex" (29).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"In 2017 according to UNICEF, 27 percent of girls were married by age 18 and 7 percent by age 15" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not provide information on the percentage of rape cases tried as rape versus the lesser charge of indecent assault, which carries a prison term of six months to five years. Media and NGOs reported rape of schoolgirls by teachers was a problem, but few perpetrators had charges filed against them" (18). "The government made some efforts to enforce the law, but local and international human rights groups reported rape remained widespread. A local NGO that aims to protect the rights of persons with disabilities reported a man who raped and ultimately killed a pregnant handicapped woman in April was sentenced to a 20-year jail term" (18-19). "[P]olice...more
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"[A]n HIV-positive woman was thrown out of her in-laws’ home after the death of her husband" (25).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape" (18). "The penalty for statutory rape or attempted rape of a child younger than age 16 is a prison sentence of one to three years and a fine of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700)" (21). "The minimum age of consensual sex is 18" (21). "Statutory rape of a minor carries a punishment of one to three years in prison and a fine of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700)" (22).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"While women in the formal sector received the same pay and paid the same taxes as men, reports of a reticence to hire women persisted" (29).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for equal access to public or private employment and prohibits any discrimination in access to or in the pursuit of employment on the basis of sex" (29). "The government updated its labor laws to prevent women from doing certain jobs deemed 'work that exceeds the ability and physical capacity of women, or work that presents dangers which are likely to undermine their morality, for example, working underground or in the mines.' The government indicated that if a woman wanted to carry out any of the work on the 'prohibited list,' she needed to contact an inspector at the Ministry of Labor" (29).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Human rights organizations continued to report [employment] discrimination with respect to gender" (29).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process" (16).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In April a new gender unit within the Ministry of National Education was created to focus on improving education and training for girls and women" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"FGM/C remained a serious problem" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"[A]n HIV-positive woman was thrown out of her in-laws’ home after the death of her husband or when the wife of an HIVpositive man was forced to leave her small cocoa farm after the death of her husband by his family. The NGO reported these cases were resolved with help from the village or township’s social center" (25).