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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 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The ombudsman reported receiving 19 complaints related to gender discrimination in the workplace, particularly against pregnant women who were not promoted or were dismissed from employment, as well as complaints relating to additional leave for breastfeeding and mothers achieving a work-life balance" (p 22). "(In TRC) Women were paid far less than men in the private sector, faced sexual harassment in the workplace, and held far fewer managerial positions" (P 46).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with a maximum sentence of life in prison for violations. The government enforced the law effectively" (p 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"(inTRNC) NGOs promoted awareness of domestic violence; women’s rights; rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants; trafficking in persons; police abuse; and the rights of LGBTI persons" (p 39). "(In TRNC) There were local NGOs whose specific mission was to support rape victims" (p 39).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law establishes clear mechanisms for reporting and prosecuting family violence and provides for the imprisonment of persons found guilty of abusing family members. A court can issue a same-day restraining order against suspected or convicted domesticviolence offenders" (p 15). "(In TRNC) Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a problem. The 'law' prohibits domestic violence under a general assault/violence/battery clause in the 'criminal code'" (P 39).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"There were reports of violence against women, including spousal abuse, and the number of cases reportedly increased in recent years" (p 15). " From January to October 15, police investigated 134 cases of child abuse, 47 of which were filed in court" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace and provides a penalty of up to six months in prison and/or a 12,000 euro ($14,440) fine. The ombudsman and NGOs reported that authorities did not investigate sexual harassment complaints submitted by foreign domestic workers" (p 15-16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"An NGO reported that five women were murdered by their male partners during the year, including two in public in the 'TRNC'" (p 40).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law establishes clear mechanisms for reporting and prosecuting family violence and provides for the imprisonment of persons found guilty of abusing family members. A court can issue a same-day restraining order against suspected or convicted domesticviolence offenders" (p 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men. The law requires equal pay for equal work or work of equal value. The government generally enforced these laws. Women experienced discrimination in such areas as hiring, career advancement, conditions of employment, and pay" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace and provides a penalty of up to six months in prison and/or a 12,000 euro ($14,440) fine. The ombudsman and NGOs reported that authorities did not investigate sexual harassment complaints submitted by foreign domestic workers" (p 15-16). "The Department of Labor reported that it received five sexual harassment complaints from foreign domestic workers. Three of them withdrew their complaint after the employer agreed to release them from their contract and were free to change employer. The department was investigating the remaining two complaints" (p 24).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age of marriage is 18, but persons between the ages of 16 and 18 may marry, provided there are serious reasons justifying the marriage and their legal guardians provide written consent. A district court can also allow the marriage of persons between the ages of 16 and 18 if the parents unjustifiably refuse consent or in the absence of legal guardians" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Survivors of domestic violence had two shelters, each funded primarily by the government" (p 15). "(In TRNC) There were reports of child abuse. As with domestic violence, there were social and cultural disincentives to seeking legal remedies for such problems" (p 40).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with a maximum sentence of life in prison for violations. The government enforced the law effectively" (p 15).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children, child pornography, offering or procuring a child for prostitution, and engaging in or promoting a child in any form of sexual activity. The penalty for violations is up to life in prison. Authorities enforced these laws. Possession of child pornography is a criminal offense punishable by a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment. Authorities enforced these laws" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. There was one woman in the 11-seat Council of Ministers and 10 women in the 56-seat House of Representatives" (p 13). "(In 'TRNC')There were four women in the 50-seat 'parliament'" (p 37).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In December 2016 a new wing for female prisoners was opened which has resolved the problem of overcrowding of female prisoners" (p 3). "In a January interview by a local newspaper, 15 female prisoners complained that “Central Prison” (in TRNC) authorities did not provide soap, and they had to purchase it themselves. The women said there are fewer social activities for women than for men and requested more sports equipment. The women also stated the prison’s visitation policy of 30 minutes every 15 days was inadequate" (p 27).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with a maximum sentence of life in prison for violations. The government enforced the law effectively" (p 15). " The minimum age for consensual sex is 17. The penalty for sexual abuse and exploitation of a child between the ages of 13 and 17 is a maximum of 25 years’ imprisonment. The penalty for sexual abuse and exploitation of a child under 13 is up to life in prison" (p 16).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Eurostat data released in October indicated that the average pay gap between men and women was 14 percent in 2015" (p 22).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"(In 'TRNC') There were four women in the 50-seat 'parliament.' In 2016 one Turkish Cypriot woman was a member of the 'cabinet.' In April she was replaced with the establishment of a new 'government,' leaving no women in 'cabinet' positions" (p 37).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In August a social services expert in an interview with local press said sexual abuse cases were increasing in the north and added the 'state' (TRNC governmet) is failing to address the issue" (p 39).
July 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police conducted detailed educational programs for officers on the proper handling of domestic violence, including training focused on child abuse. NGOs noted, however, that police dismissed claims of domestic abuse by foreign women and children" (p 15). . "(In TRNC) Violence against women, including spousal abuse, remained a problem. The 'law' prohibits domestic violence under a general assault/violence/battery clause in the 'criminal code'" (P 39).
June 18, 2021, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I was also followed one night back from watching the sunset by Paphos harbour. It was about a 30-minute walk from the town area to my resort and even though it was well lit, I didn’t love walking back that far by myself at night. I noticed a man following me for a little while so I stopped beside an older couple looking out over the sea, hoping that my proximity to them would encourage him to leave. It didn’t, he stopped too. So I picked up my pace and walked back to the resort, grateful that I wasn’t the only one on the path that evening" (para 19).more
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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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 98% of births in Cyprus were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Cyprus was 52.5 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Cyprus was 52.5 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Cyprus was 25.2% (p 66).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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