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June 8, 2022, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

France’s Marine Le Pen, shy of calling herself a feminist, has come out to defend “women’s rights” (though she did so largely to prop up her anti-immigration policies).
March 10, 2022, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Between 18 and 25 years old, women are very vulnerable because they lose a lot of rights compared to when they were minors and are very precarious economically,' a spokeswoman for the French women's rights group En Avant Tous, Louise Delavier, told the AFP news agency. Leslie Fonquerne, a sociologist focused on gender issues, told AFP that the measure was a start but 'in no way resolves the imbalance in the contraceptive burden between women and men' (Para. 7-8).
March 10, 2022, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Starting in 2022, birth control will be available to women in France aged 18 to 25 for free, expanding an existing program for minors that seeks to prevent unwanted pregnancies because of the cost of birth control French officials believe that up to 3 million women could benefit from enhanced access to the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches and jabs" (Para 1-2) "The expansion of access was announced back in September, after surveys found that teens were not using contraceptives as much because it was not affordable 'As of January 1, 2022, the health insurance system will cover the cost of contraception and related procedures (annual consultation with a doctor or...more
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The annual report of the National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL), the government’s data protection authority, showed a significant decrease in the number of requests made to authorities to remove online terrorist- and child-pornography-related content. Central Office for the Fight against Crime Related to Information and Communication Technology issued 25,474 withdrawal requests between March 2018 and February 2019, a decrease of 27 percent from the previous year. Of these... 91 percent [were] child pornography" (10). The government removal of pornography on the internet indicates that it is illegal to post it online (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "There are laws against child abuse, including against ...child pornography. The government actively...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"There are laws against child abuse, including against... child prostitution, and child pornography. The government actively worked to combat child abuse. Penalties are generally severe" (22).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government also supported the work of 25 associations and NGOs dedicated to addressing domestic violence" (19).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On July 16, the University Toulouse Jean-Jaures announced that two professors would be barred from positions in all public higher-education institutions due to 'sexual and moral harassment' of several students" (20). "In August the Ministry of Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination reported that authorities fined 713 men for harassing women in public since the introduction of the new law in 2018" (21). "On June 17, a Paris court sentenced a man to an eight-month suspended sentence after he masturbated on the Paris metro in front of a woman and told her she was 'beautiful.' The man, 48, was ordered to pay 500 euros ($550) in damages to the...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws... The constitution and law provide for equal access to professional and social positions, and the government generally enforced the laws" (21).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In January the Paris Criminal Court sentenced two police officers to seven years in prison for raping a Canadian tourist in 2014 inside police headquarters" (2). "MIPROF reported that, over the same period, 94,000 women declared they had been victims of rape or attempted rape" (19). "In December the National Observatory of Crime and Criminal Justice, an independent public body, and the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published a joint study showing that the number of persons who consider themselves victims of sexual violence committed by a person who does not live with them declined from 265,000 in 2017 to 185,000 in 2018. In 2017 there was...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law also criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The minimum penalty for sexual exploitation of children is 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 1.5 million euros ($1.65 million)" (23). The specific criminalization of the sexual exploitation of children indicates at least a partial legalization of prostitution for adults (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"OFPRA stated that priority attention [for asylum] was given to female victims of violence, persons persecuted on the basis of their sexual orientation, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied minors, and victims of torture" (14).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively. The penalty for rape is 15 years’ imprisonment, which may be increased" (18).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government sponsored and funded programs for women victims of violence, including shelters, counseling, hotlines, free mobile phones, and a media campaign" (19).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence against women and men, including spousal abuse..." (18). "There are laws against child abuse, including against rape, sexual assault, corruption of a minor, trafficking, kidnapping, child prostitution, and child pornography... Penalties are generally severe" (22).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The government effectively enforced labor laws, although some children were exploited in the worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation" (33).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"According to an IPSOS poll released October 7 conducted with victims of childhood sexual abuse, the victims’ average age is 10 years and 83 percent of victims are girls" (23).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The GREVIO report found courts rarely applied legislative mechanisms to prioritize children’s safety in custody disputes and thus did not sufficiently incorporate children’s risk of exposure to violence in custody and visitation decisions" (22).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"On June 21, the junior minister of gender equality and the fight against discrimination, Marlene Schiappa, launched a national action plan to combat FGM/C, focusing on identifying risks, preventing FGM/C, and supporting female victims" (20).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government through free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage... No laws limit participation of women or minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (16).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In January the Paris Criminal Court sentenced two police officers to seven years in prison for raping a Canadian tourist in 2014 inside police headquarters" (2). "NGOs agreed that detention conditions for women were often better than for men because overcrowding was less common" (4).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"On July 1, the High Council for Equality, an independent, consultative body, issued a statement expressing alarm over the number of femicides in the country. It highlighted 'the pathways and possible failures [in the judiciary, gendarmerie or police] that have led to the killing of 70 women since the beginning of the year.' According to NGOs such as NousToutes and Fondation des Femmes, as of December, 148 women were.killed [sic] in such crimes during the year" (19).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In November the government’s Interministerial Agency for the Protection of Women against Violence and Combatting Human Trafficking (MIPROF) published data showing that in 2018 approximately 213,000 women older than age 18 declared they had been victims of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner or former partner" (18-19).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"[The new asylum and immigration bill] includes measures to strengthen the protection of girls and young men exposed to the risk of sexual mutilation" (14). "Various laws prohibit FGM/C and include extraterritorial jurisdiction, allowing authorities to prosecute FGM/C, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, even if it is committed outside the country, and up to 30 years if the FGM/C leads to the death of the victim. The government provided reconstructive surgery and counseling for FGM/C victims" (20). "On June 21, the junior minister of gender equality and the fight against discrimination, Marlene Schiappa, launched a national action plan to combat FGM/C, focusing on identifying risks,...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"A person may qualify to acquire citizenship if: ... the person marries a citizen" (16).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law provides for the prosecution of forced marriage cases, even when the marriage occurred abroad. Penalties for violations are up to three years’ imprisonment and a 45,000 euro ($49,500) fine" (22).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits gender-based harassment of both men and women in the workplace. Sexual harassment is defined as 'subjecting an individual to repeated acts, comments, or any other conduct of a sexual nature that are detrimental to a person’s dignity because of their degrading or humiliating character, thereby creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.' The government enforced the law" (20). "The law prohibits gender-based job discrimination and harassment of subordinates by superiors, but this prohibition does not apply to relationships between peers" (21). "The labor code prohibits discrimination based upon an individual’s national origin; sex..." (33).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government and NGOs provided shelters, counseling, and hotlines for rape survivors" (18). "The report also pointed out the inadequacy and unbalanced geographical distribution of housing facilities and emergency assistance centers for victims of rape and domestic violence" (18). "Victims file a lawsuit in only 25 percent of the cases" (23). This low reporting rate indicates barriers or taboos to reporting (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

""A person may qualify to acquire citizenship if: ... the person marries a citizen. A person who has reached the legal age of majority (18) may apply for citizenship through naturalization after five years of habitual residence in the country. Applicants for citizenship must have good knowledge of both the French language and civics" (16).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Men, women, and children, mainly from Eastern Europe, West Africa, and Asia, were subject to forced labor, including domestic servitude (also see section 7.c.). There were no government estimates of the extent of forced labor among domestic workers; however, in 2018 the NGO Committee against Modern Slavery assisted 181 victims of forced labor, 75 percent of whom were women" (32).