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Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In March the Regional Court in Ostrava reduced the punishment from 33 months in prison to probation for a man who sexually abused his daughters. One of the daughters reported the case to police after another daughter, who was mentally handicapped, became pregnant. The court asserted the man needed to take care of the newborn baby" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported 11 total victims (all women) of trafficking in 2018, compared to 14 victims (10 women and four men) in 2017" (26).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits... the possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to eight years" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or minorities in the political process" (12).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government announced in September it would cut funding by 70 percent for all NGOs working on gender issues. NGOs reported the cuts would lead to their closure or very limited services" (15). "The Vodafone Foundation, police, and the NGO Rosa launched a new mobile application, Bright Sky CZ, in October. The application enables endangered persons to document incidents of domestic violence and provides a list of nearby domestic violence support services. It also serves as a resource for family and friends to help those suffering from abuse" (16).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"In March Prague Gas, a state-owned company, apologized to a woman for discriminating against her while selecting a new financial manager. The woman sued in 2006 and requested an apology, appointment to the position, and financial compensation of one million crowns ($43,000). In 2017 a court ordered the company to apologize, and the appellate court upheld the decision in November 2018. The courts rejected the woman’s other claims" (27). "At the beginning of the year, the Prague Municipal Court ruled a woman who was demoted from a management position two days before starting maternity leave faced gender discrimination... The victim was the former head of the human rights section at...more
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination. If convicted, penalties may include fines, dismissal from work, and up to eight years in prison. Police often delayed investigations until the perpetrator committed serious crimes, such as sexual coercion, rape, or other forms of physical assault" (16). "Labor laws and regulations prohibit any kind of discrimination based on nationality, race, color, religion, political opinion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity..." (27).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18... The law allows for marriage at the age of 16 with court approval; no official marriages were reported of anyone younger than 16" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs reported the [government's budget] cuts would lead to their closure or very limited services affecting ...other services they provide such as counseling and legal support to sexually abused women or victims of domestic violence" (15). "The government supported a widely used hotline for crime and domestic violence victims. The Vodafone Foundation, police, and the NGO Rosa launched a new mobile application, Bright Sky CZ, in October. The application enables endangered persons to document incidents of domestic violence and provides a list of nearby domestic violence support services. It also serves as a resource for family and friends to help those suffering from abuse" (15-16).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive their citizenship from their parents. Any child with at least one citizen parent is automatically a citizen. Children born to noncitizens, such as asylum seekers or migrants, retain their parents’ citizenship. Authorities registered births immediately" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LO-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-3, IAW-LAW-1

"The law grants men and women the same legal status and rights, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (16).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, and the government effectively enforced these prohibitions. Resources, inspections, and remediation were adequate. Penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (26).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported police removed 1,282 [domestic violence] offenders from their homes in 2018" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Forced labor trafficking is the second most common form of trafficking after sex trafficking. There were reports men and women, including migrant workers, were subject to forced labor trafficking, typically through debt bondage... The victims were from the Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, the Slovak Republic, and Ukraine. Private labor agencies often used deceptive practices to recruit workers from abroad, as well as from inside the country, despite very high demand in the country’s labor market. Foreign applicants that used private labor agencies mostly came from Romania, Bulgaria, the Philippines, and Nepal. Forced laborers often worked in the construction industry or seasonal types of work" (26).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (16). "Transgender individuals are required to be sterilized in order to obtain a sex change or receive legal gender recognition" (22).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is punishable by up to four years in prison, with longer sentences in aggravated circumstances. Police have the authority to remove violent abusers from their homes for 10 days. The law states a removal order can remain in effect for a total of up to six months, including extensions" (15). "Prison sentences for persons found guilty of child abuse range from five to 12 years" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The SBLI conducted checks for unequal treatment and discrimination in 2018 and imposed penalties for violations of discrimination laws, mostly noncompliance with the requirement to employ a specific number of persons with disabilities, gender and age-based discrimination, or the publication of discriminatory job advertisements. The SBLI recorded a decrease in unequal treatment and discrimination at work in 2018 compared to 2017. According to CMKOS, labor discrimination cases usually involved gender pay gaps" (27).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The government announced in September it would cut funding by 70 percent for all NGOs working on gender issues. NGOs reported the cuts would lead to their closure or very limited services affecting not only lobbying for equal opportunities for women and men, but also other services they provide such as counseling and legal support to sexually abused women or victims of domestic violence" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported some gynecological offices did not provide services to rape victims because they did not have access to rape kits and referred them to local hospitals. Once at a hospital, some staff told victims they needed either a police report or to come back with a police officer before they could conduct a rape examination" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is punishable by up to four years in prison, with longer sentences in aggravated circumstances. Police have the authority to remove violent abusers from their homes for 10 days. The law states a removal order can remain in effect for a total of up to six months, including extensions" (15). Legal punishments for domestic violence indicate that it is illegal (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "The law also provides protection against domestic violence to other individuals living in the household, especially children and seniors" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and provides a penalty of two to 10 years in prison for violations, with longer sentences in aggravated circumstances" (15). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 15. Sexual relations with a child younger than 15 is punishable by a prison term of up to eight years, or more in the presence of aggravating circumstances" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and provides a penalty of two to 10 years in prison for violations, with longer sentences in aggravated circumstances" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs reported the [government's budget] cuts would lead to their closure or very limited services affecting ...other services they provide such as counseling and legal support to sexually abused women or victims of domestic violence" (15). "NGOs noted women in immigrant communities underreported instances of violence due to fear their immigration status would be negatively affected" (15).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of trafficking and prescribes punishments of two to 10 years in prison for violations, with longer sentences in the presence of aggravating circumstances. These laws were generally enforced" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and provides a penalty of two to 10 years in prison for violations, with longer sentences in aggravated circumstances. The government enforced these provisions. Observers reported prosecutors and judges often lacked knowledge on the subject and that there was a shortage of experienced judicial experts. Demanding criminal procedures required repeated victim testimonies that contributed to their further traumatization. Penalties were often too low and only half of all sentences included prison time" (15). "In March the Regional Court in Ostrava reduced the punishment from 33 months in prison to probation for a man who sexually abused his daughters. One of the daughters reported...more
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Some members of the Romani community married before reaching legal age" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of trafficking and prescribes punishments of two to 10 years in prison for violations, with longer sentences in the presence of aggravating circumstances" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs registered approximately 2,500 cases in which children experienced family violence, although a 2018 UNICEF survey suggested 14 percent (175,000) of children may have suffered family violence. NGOs estimated 40,000 children experience some form of violence each year. Experts estimated 10 to 15 percent of those children received professional care. In 2018 the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs reported authorities removed approximately 590 children from their parents based on court decisions due to abuse, exploitation, or mistreatment, which was 11 percent more than the previous year. Four children died due to abuse or mistreatment" (17).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In December the Supreme Court overturned the Prague Municipal Court’s 2017 decision that a female Muslim student could not wear a hijab to a secondary medical school. The court stated religious pluralism must be respected" (24).