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Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a problem" (13). "According to the 2018 report by the ombudsperson for gender equality, the number of misdemeanor cases of domestic violence decreased by 10.7 percent since 2017; however, the same period saw an increase in the percentage of criminal acts committed against close family members, indicating the severity of domestic violence offenses" (13-14). "Child abuse, including violence and sexual abuse, remained a problem. On February 28, a 54-year-old man threw his four children, ages three, five, seven, and eight, off the balcony of their home, significantly injuring one. Following the attack, all the victims were released to their mother" (14).more
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by a maximum of 15 years’ imprisonment" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"[W]omen experienced discrimination in employment, including in pay and promotion to managerial and executive positions" (21).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by descent from at least one citizen parent " (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In practice, women experienced discrimination in employment and occupation" (14). "[S]poradic discrimination in employment or occupation occurred on the bases of gender... The government did not effectively enforce the law and the penalties for discrimination were not sufficient to deter violations" (21).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the rape of men or women" (13). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (15).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Six family members, including a 10-year-old child, were shot and killed in Zagreb by a 30-year-old man who later killed himself. Local media reported the suspect’s former wife and her partner were among the victims" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"A separate law provides misdemeanor sanctions for family violence. Sentences range from fines to jail, depending on the crime’s severity... Conviction for domestic violence is punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment; the law provides for misdemeanor punishments and further protects victims’ rights" (13). "Amendments to the Penal Code which entered into force in January provided stricter penalties for the abuse of children. Penalties depend on the crime’s gravity and include long-term imprisonment if the consequence is death of a child" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence NGO #spasime ('Save me') held protests in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split to show support for victims and demanded that the 'system' adequately protect victims" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In another high-profile case, police charged five suspects with raping and blackmailing a 15-year-old girl in the Vrsi municipality near the city of Zadar" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children; the sale, offering, or procuring of a child for prostitution; and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Amendments to the Penal Code which entered into force in January provided stricter penalties for the sexual exploitation of children" (15).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18; children older than 16 may marry with a judge’s written consent" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men with regard to family, employment, religion, inheritance" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Domestic violence NGO #spasime ('Save me') held protests in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split to show support for victims and demanded that the 'system' adequately protect victims. Prime Minister Plenkovic attended the protest held in Zagreb, met with protest leaders afterward, and said he was ready to address the issue of domestic violence" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Completion rates of schooling at upper secondary and higher-level educational institutions were 6 percent for Romani women and 24 percent for Romani men... The report further stated that Romani girls were disproportionately excluded from early childhood development opportunities in comparison with their male peers, and 78 percent of Romani girls left school early, in comparison with 60 percent of Romani boys" (18).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes... domestic violence. The law was in most cases effectively enforced" (13). "Police and prosecutors were generally responsive to allegations of domestic violence and rape" (13). "On February 28, a 54-year-old man threw his four children, ages three, five, seven, and eight, off the balcony of their home, significantly injuring one. Following the attack, all the victims were released to their mother. The father was detained for 30 days and indicted with a charge of attempted murder. Both parents were previously convicted in 2017 of child neglect. The ombudsperson for children reported that police and prosecutors generally were responsive in investigating such cases" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Amendments to the Penal Code which entered into force in January provided stricter penalties for the sexual exploitation of children... The Ministry of the Interior conducted investigative programs and worked with international partners to combat child pornography. The ministry operated a website known as Red Button for the public to report child pornography to police" (15).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"[C]hildren older than 16 may marry with a judge’s written consent" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes the rape of men or women, including spousal rape... Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by a maximum of 15 years’ imprisonment" (13)
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes the rape of men or women, including spousal rape and domestic violence. The law was in most cases effectively enforced" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes and provides for a maximum prison sentence of one year for sexual harassment of men and women; the law was generally enforced, although NGOs reported a lack of significant sanctions for perpetrators" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men with regard to family, employment" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes... domestic violence" (13). "A separate law provides misdemeanor sanctions for family violence" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political processes" (11). "Women have the same legal status and rights as men with regard to voting" (14).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes the rape of men or women... The law was in most cases effectively enforced" (13). "Police and prosecutors were generally responsive to allegations of domestic violence and rape" (13).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children... Amendments to the Penal Code which entered into force in January provided stricter penalties for the sexual exploitation of children" (15)
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political processes, and they did participate"(11).
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

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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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