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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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Sept. 8, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"The Miranda et. al. study pointed out the outcomes of scholarly studies that demonstrate the preference for girls over boys across Scandinavian countries with strong gender equality policies, particularly Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, though not Finland..." (para 4). "The Miranda et. al. study linked its findings to the continued progress of gender revolution in Scandinavia, where women are given greater opportunities to develop their potential as actors in the public sphere. It underscored that daughters are deemed more valuable to parents in terms of socially desirable traits, including wage-earning and dutiful caring" (para 5).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women, including spousal abuse, continued to be a problem"(9)." In September[2019], following a country inspection, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) reported that key professionals in the criminal justice system, such as prosecutors and law enforcement officers, were not systematically trained before taking up their duties on how to intervene in cases of violence against women, including domestic violence.The ombudsman for equality at the Ministry of Justice highlighted problems with access to domestic violence shelters in remote rural areas"(9,10).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"GREVIO reported a need for more female police officers to fulfill the government’s pledge always to match a victim of violence with an officer of the same gender"(10).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government funds shelters specifically for victims of domestic violence. In 2018, the most recent year for which data was available, 179 beds were available in shelters throughout the country, a 25-percent increase over the year before. Demand for shelter space, as indicated by the number of days residents spent in each shelter, also grew by 25 percent during the same period"(10).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate"(7).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law effectively"(9).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment. If the offender used violence, the offense is considered aggravated, and the penalty may be more severe. The maximum penalties are six years’ imprisonment for rape and 10 years for aggravated rape. All sexual offenses against adults, except sexual harassment, are subject to public prosecution"(9).
Aug. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men"(10).
June 25, 2021, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The number of babies born in Finland has been dropping for the past nine years. Last year, 45,597 babies were born in the country— the lowest number since a famine struck in 1868." (Para 8)
June 25, 2021, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family." (Para 1) "Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, has announced a new policy that will grant nearly seven months of paid leave to each parent, for a total of 14 months of paid leave." (Para 2)
June 25, 2021, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, has announced a new policy that will grant nearly seven months of paid leave to each parent, for a total of 14 months of paid leave. The pregnant parent also can receive one month of pregnancy allowance even before the parental leave starts. The new policy is designed to be gender-neutral and will come into effect as soon as fall 2021. It will eliminate gender-based allowances that currently grant about four months of paid leave to mothers and about two months to fathers. Parents will be permitted to transfer 69 days from their own quota to the other parent. A single...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: Finland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Finland were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .04 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Finland" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Finland was 147.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Finland was 147.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Finland was 15.9% (p 68).
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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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Finland does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Finland were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Finland was 78.7 years for males and 84.2 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Finland was 2 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Finland was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Finland was 3 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Finland is 4.9 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 25, 2021, 10:55 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamous marriage is not allowed in Finland. According to Section 6 of the Finnish Marriage Act, no person shall marry if his or her prior marriage is still in force. Likewise, no person shall marry if his or her registered partnership is in force. Accordingly, only one spouse of a person residing in Finland may be issued a residence permit through family reunification, even if polygamy were allowed in the person†™s country of origin. If the person residing in Finland were to divorce the first spouse and a second spouse would lodge an application for family reunification, it needs to be established whether the divorce from the first spouse...more