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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

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Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"It’s salutary to listen to young women talk about their experiences of 'gallantry' on the streets of Paris. 'Men hit on me in the street at an absolute minimum once a day,' says Anita Farrès, 18, a first-year law student. 'If you ignore them they immediately begin insulting you, calling you a bitch or a filthy slut. It can be quite frightening. I always carry a little tear gas spray with me when I go out. It’s like there’s an epidemic of male incivility in France'" (para 16).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Yet – surprise, surprise – there is a bleak fallout to this culture. A 2018 documentary, Sexe sans Consentement (Sex Without Consent), features women speaking to the camera about an attack by a male friend. The film ventures into an area that is rarely explored in France: the 'grey zone' where sex is forced, without 'physical violence, threat or surprise' (three of the four conditions for rape in French law, the fourth being 'coercion'). All of the women describe an inability to say no or to fight, how they internalised the sense that they were in some way responsible for what was happening to them" (para 10). Women feeling that...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While divorce rates have risen over the decades, domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions. Every three days, a woman is killed by her partner in France, one of the highest rates in Europe. Euriel Fierling, 44, a high school philosophy teacher in a working-class suburb east of Paris, grew up with parents who were both far-left activists. 'That was the world I was brought up in, the radical feminist wave of the 1970s. But 50 years later, the rates of domestic violence, femicide and rape are sky high. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the feminist movement of the 1970s was highly intellectual. It didn’t change...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Matzneff scandal brought back to the surface a decades-long debate about consent that, it turns out, remains an unexpectedly controversial subject in France. In 2017, a man, 22, was found not guilty of the rape of an 11-year-old girl by a judge who considered the child to have given her consent. Yet in spite of the nationwide horror at this and other similar cases, the following year the National Assembly voted against bringing statutory rape on to the books (though confusingly it did vote to make it illegal to have sex with a child under 15)" (para 7). "Yet – surprise, surprise – there is a bleak fallout to...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"These ideals are central to the quintessentially French notion of 'seduction', dating back to the 17th century and predicated on a dynamic in which the man is the séducteur, and the woman’s role is to consent. This, in turn, confers some 'power' on the woman – to spurn the man, to flaunt his love, or to exact favours or payment in return for her attentions. 'Gallantry' is another value inherited from the pre- revolutionary aristocracy that I have been told is inherent in French social dynamics. Karine Peyrsaubes, 50, a local councillor in St-Germain-en-Laye, a market town west of Paris, says: 'I absolutely believe in equality. But I love what...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Since #MeToo, French attitudes towards consent and power within relationships both personal and professional have come under the microscope as never before. What was acceptable, even admirable, 20 years ago is now considered beyond the pale. The publication in January of Le Consentement, a memoir by Vanessa Springora, detailing her relationship with the prizewinning writer Gabriel Matzneff when she was 14 and he was in his 50s, was like a bomb going off in the country. Gallimard, which published Matzneff’s diaries, hastily announced that it was halting sales of his books and he was stripped of the state-funded grant he had been receiving" (para 4). "Yet – surprise, surprise –...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Since #MeToo, French attitudes towards consent and power within relationships both personal and professional have come under the microscope as never before. What was acceptable, even admirable, 20 years ago is now considered beyond the pale. The publication in January of Le Consentement, a memoir by Vanessa Springora, detailing her relationship with the prizewinning writer Gabriel Matzneff when she was 14 and he was in his 50s, was like a bomb going off in the country. Gallimard, which published Matzneff’s diaries, hastily announced that it was halting sales of his books and he was stripped of the state-funded grant he had been receiving. Matzneff had been hiding in plain sight....more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Fellow student Lylia Djellal, 19, points to the fact that sex education in school is 'all about the mechanics of reproduction, nothing on the psychological, emotional aspect. We have lots of lessons about contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, all that, but things to do with consent, respect… not at all.' Farrès adds that 'there’s so much social pressure. If a boy hasn’t had sex by a certain age, he’s a loser. If a girl’s done it too young, she’s a slut'" (para 18).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CUST-LAW-1, CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"...One phenomenon that is very specific to France is the law that grants equal custody of children to both parents after divorce. The fact that the father is now expected to be equally involved in the everyday aspects of bringing up his children is huge progress” (para 24).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Matzneff had been hiding in plain sight. For decades he has proudly detailed in his published diaries and essays the underage girls and boys he was having sex with when they should have been doing double maths, and openly talked about his sexual predilections on television chat shows. And he didn’t come out of a vacuum. French literature features a sizable library of perversity – from the Marquis de Sade to André Gide, and Robert Desnos to Georges Bataille, not to mention Serge Gainsbourg’s hit Lemon Incest, recorded with his 12-year-old daughter Charlotte in 1984 – inscribed in which is the notion of the male artistic genius who, like the...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Matzneff had been hiding in plain sight. For decades he has proudly detailed in his published diaries and essays the underage girls and boys he was having sex with when they should have been doing double maths, and openly talked about his sexual predilections on television chat shows. And he didn’t come out of a vacuum. French literature features a sizable library of perversity – from the Marquis de Sade to André Gide, and Robert Desnos to Georges Bataille, not to mention Serge Gainsbourg’s hit Lemon Incest, recorded with his 12-year-old daughter Charlotte in 1984 – inscribed in which is the notion of the male artistic genius who, like the...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Since #MeToo, French attitudes towards consent and power within relationships both personal and professional have come under the microscope as never before. What was acceptable, even admirable, 20 years ago is now considered beyond the pale. The publication in January of Le Consentement, a memoir by Vanessa Springora, detailing her relationship with the prizewinning writer Gabriel Matzneff when she was 14 and he was in his 50s, was like a bomb going off in the country. Gallimard, which published Matzneff’s diaries, hastily announced that it was halting sales of his books and he was stripped of the state-funded grant he had been receiving" (para 4). "I’m in for the occasional...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"François Mitterrand famously maintained an extra- marital relationship with Anne Pingeot, which began when she was 20 and he was 47 and continued throughout his presidency. They had a daughter, with whom Pingeot lived in a grand apartment paid for by the state. She remained his mistress until his death in 1996. Indeed, during the entire 20th century, apparently only one French president – Georges Pompidou – was known to have been faithful to his wife. How the other wives felt about this remains undocumented; the stereotype of the Parisian woman is that she is as discreet as she is chic" (para 3).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"Those judgments are just as likely to come from women as from men, in Farrès’s experience. 'There’s not enough solidarity between women. They’re full of judgment, there’s a lot of jealousy.' Djellal agrees: 'Maybe we have to learn to be kind and watch out for each other first, before we expect men to be kind to us.' I’m moved. I can only tell them I agree. I wonder if the jealousy and judgment among women they mention has any link with a history of relaxed attitudes to sexual fidelity, in which notions of loyalty and friendship must be stretched to breaking point. Even when a friendship weathers the tension, as...more
July 22, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Prohibition of Consumption of Prostitution Services Act will be enforced in Israel on 10 July 2020. The law imposes fines for consuming prostitution and attempting to pay for it. The aim is to reduce prostitution by prohibiting the purchase of sex as part of an integrated process that includes public education, and the expansion of services for the population in prostitution – including trauma-informed care and practical help to rebuild their lives, while recognizing the harmful nature of prostitution and the damage it causes. According to the law, a first-time offender will get an administrative fine of NIS 2,000. A repeated violation of the law will result in a...more
July 20, 2021, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"When Sandra Muller started France’s #MeToo social media campaign in 2017, tens of thousands of women responded to her calls to '#ExposeYourPig.'But the backlash was overwhelming. Some of the most prominent women in the country, led by Catherine Deneuve, denounced the movement in a letter that came to define France’s initial response to #MeToo. In 2019, Ms. Muller lost a defamation case against a former television executive she had exposed on Twitter, with France appearing immune to the larger global forces challenging the dominance of men.Last week[April 2021], Ms. Muller won her appeal. Though there were no new facts, a significant ruling by the appeals court underscored how things have...more
July 20, 2021, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'Things are moving so fast that sometimes my head spins,' said Caroline De Haas, a feminist activist who in 2018 founded #NousToutes, a group against sexual violence. She described herself as 'super optimistic.'Ms. Haas said that France was going through a delayed reaction to #MeToo after a 'maturation' period during which many French began to understand the social dimensions behind sexual violence and the concept of consent.That was especially so, Ms. Haas said, after the testimony in the past year of Adèle Haenel, the first high-profile actress to speak out over abuse, and of Vanessa Springora, whose memoir, 'Consent,' documented her abuse by the pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff"(para 7-9)."There is...more
July 20, 2021, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Since the beginning of the year, a series of powerful men from some of France’s most prominent fields — politics, sports, the news media, academia and the arts — have faced direct and public accusations of sexual abuse in a reversal from mostly years of silence. At the same time, confronted with these high-profile cases and a shift in public opinion, French lawmakers are hurrying to set 15 as the age of sexual consent — only three years after rejecting such a law"(para 5).
July 14, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Denmark, France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"France and Denmark have also banned facial coverings, citing efforts to uphold secular values and combat discrimination against women" (para 9).
June 26, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Less than a month after voters in Switzerland supported a ban on the burqa and niqab, its neighboring nation, France, has taken a more severe stance against 'religious' clothing and symbols with its move to outlaw the hijab on women under the age of 18 in public places. On March 30, the French senate voted in favor of the 'prohibition in the public space of any conspicuous religious sign by minors and of any dress or clothing which would signify an interiorization of women over men.' In addition, hijabi mothers would be prohibited from accompanying school field trips and burkinis would be banned at public swimming pools. These laws, which...more
June 26, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Less than a month after voters in Switzerland supported a ban on the burqa and niqab, its neighboring nation, France, has taken a more severe stance against 'religious' clothing and symbols with its move to outlaw the hijab on women under the age of 18 in public places. On March 30, the French senate voted in favor of the 'rohibition in the public space of any conspicuous religious sign by minors and of any dress or clothing which would signify an interiorization of women over men.' In addition, hijabi mothers would be prohibited from accompanying school field trips and burkinis would be banned at public swimming pools. These laws, which...more
June 26, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

French President Emmanuel Macron has previously expressed that the hijab is not in accordance with French ideals, but had also said that he does not wish “to make a law which prohibits it in the street.” French lawyer and National Assembly member Sacha Houlie warned that this ban would be 'counterproductive' and could cause some Muslims to further withdraw from society" (para 3). "The nation’s policies regarding Muslim women have previously sparked controversy – particularly its ban on face veils, which was introduced under President Nicholas Sarkozy in 2010" (para 6).
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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June 14, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Under the new law, which was enacted in April 2021, a sexual relationship with a minor under 15 is characterized as rape and is punishable by 20 years in prison, unless the sex is consensual and the age gap is small. Until the law was revised, France prohibited sex between an adult and a minor under the age of 15, but it was not automatically considered rape."
June 7, 2021, 6:05 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Article 29. The Government of the French Republic declares, in pursuance of article 29, paragraph 2, of the Convention, that it will not be bound by the provisions of article 29, paragraph 1" (para 24).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 98% of births in France were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .09 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in France" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in France was 114.7 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in France was 114.7 per 10,000 population" (p 60).