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Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

1.0
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of consent for marriage is 18. Marriage for girls as young as 14 and for boys as young as 16 is permitted with parental consent" (29).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for domestic violence range from fines to prison sentences of varying lengths, depending on the severity of the offense" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political process" (26).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Child trafficking across international borders is punishable by seven to 15 years’ imprisonment" (29).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all threats and violence but does not recognize domestic violence as a distinct category of violence" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape... The government often enforced both laws" (27).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The government specifically targeted activists organizing a campaign called Women United for Our Rights that asked the state to update data on crimes against women, train officials to handle crimes against women, and define gender-based violence in the law" (28). "Police also targeted small groups of women assembling to discuss women’s rights and gender issues more broadly" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women... The government often enforced both laws..." (27).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law allows for 'preventive detention' for up to four years of individuals not charged with an actual crime, based on a subjective determination of 'precriminal dangerousness,' which is defined as the 'special proclivity of a person to commit crimes, demonstrated by conduct in manifest contradiction of socialist norms.' Mostly used as a tool to control 'antisocial' behaviors, such as substance abuse or prostitution" (6). "In trials where defendants are charged with “precriminal dangerousness” (see section 1.d.), the state must show only that the defendant has 'proclivity' for crime, so an actual criminal act need not have occurred. Penalties may be up to four years in prison. Authorities normally applied...more
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties for sexual harassment, with potential prison sentences of three months to five years" (28). "The law prohibits workplace discrimination based on skin color, gender..." (35).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Women reported lack of access to feminine hygiene products and inadequate prenatal care [in prison]" (4).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Nancy Alfaya Hernandez, one of the organizers of the group [Women United for Our Rights], was detained and threatened by state security officials in August, September, October, and December and warned that because of the 'current situation,' activities designed to call attention to gender-based issues would not be allowed 'not now, not ever.' Police also targeted small groups of women assembling to discuss women’s rights and gender issues more broadly, including at least once when authorities surrounded a house where such a meeting was about to take place, prevented persons from leaving and arriving freely, and told the homeowner that 'we know you aren’t just meeting with your neighbors'" (28).more
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law imposes seven to 15 years’ imprisonment for involving minors younger than 16 in pornographic acts. The punishment may increase to 20 to 30 years or death under aggravating circumstances. The law does not criminalize the possession of pornography, but it punishes the production or circulation of any kind of obscene graphic material with three months’ to one year’s imprisonment and a fine. The offer, provision, or sale of obscene or pornographic material to minors younger than 16 is punishable by two to five years in prison" (29). "The use of minors in forced labor, drug trafficking, prostitution, pornography, or the organ trade is punishable by seven to 15...more
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape, and separately criminalizes 'lascivious abuse' against both genders" (27). "There is no statutory rape law, although penalties for rape increase as the age of the victim decreases" (29). "The law does not establish an age of consent, but sexual relations with children younger than 16 can be prosecuted if there is a determination of rape. In such cases the law leaves room for consideration of possible consent and the age of the other person, especially if the other person is also a minor. A determination of rape may be made if victims lack the ability to understand the extent of...more
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities continued to ignore applications for legal recognition from new groups, including several new religious groups as well as women’s rights and gay rights organizations, thereby subjecting members to potential charges of illegal association" (22). "The government opposed any programs not state-sponsored that focused on gender violence" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution is legal for individuals 16 and older" (29).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape" (27).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"According to government statistics, approximately 618,000 (36 percent of whom were women) were self-employed by the end of September" (36).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (26).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 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" (28).
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape are at least four years’ imprisonment" (27). "A determination of rape may be made if victims lack the ability to understand the extent of the action or is not in command of their conduct, which could be applied or claimed for a person age 15 or 14. The penalty ranges from four to 10 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is older than 12 and younger than 14, the penalty is seven to 15 years’ imprisonment. The punishment for having sex with a minor age 12 is 15 to 30 years’ imprisonment or death" (29).
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
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

1.0
June 10, 2021, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Cuba, Guyana, Mexico, Uruguay
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In Latin America, not many countries give women the right to decide about their bodies. Most of them penalise the decision of terminating an unwanted pregnancy. In fact, the exceptions are, Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico City and Oaxaca (Mexican state), Guyana, French Guiana and, very recently, Argentina. The abortion ban in El Salvador, in particular, has terrible consequences for women" (para 1).
June 7, 2021, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Republic of Cuba makes a specific reservation concerning the provisions of article 29 of the Convention inasmuch as it holds that any disputes that may arise between States Parties should be resolved through direct negotiations through the diplomatic channel" (para 17).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Cuba were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .15 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Cuba" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Cuba was 75.6 per 10,000 population" (p 58).