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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 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 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Only a small coalition of feminist activists, in collaboration with some members of Parliament, worked to eradicate this explosion in sex trafficking. They utilised international pressure and exposed the situation to the rest of the world" (Para 7). "In 2013, the anti-sex-trade coalition, made up of aid workers, activists, survivors of prostitution, journalists, politicians and others, decided to change its approach. Instead of relying solely on the left-wing politicians, we approached MPs from all corners of the political map" (Para 11). "We presented the struggle against the sex trade as a humanitarian issue, which has no connection to the right or the left. This approach worked well. The first to...more
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The battle for the Nordic Model in Israel was long and hard. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Israel became a destination country for sex trafficking of women from the ex-communist countries. The authorities were mostly indifferent to what was going on and generally people incorrectly saw the trafficking victims as women who were voluntarily in the sex trade because they were seeking to improve their standard of living" (Para 6).
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008, the MP Zehava Galon (Meretz) first proposed a Sex Buyers Act. At first, the bill seemed unlikely to ever pass. The left-wing parties that backed the law did not have enough support in the Parliament, and the public saw the Nordic Model as something very extreme. So we put our efforts into public education and establishing support and rehabilitation services for those in prostitution" (Para 9). "Gradually governmental, municipal and private funding was secured for NGOs that provided these services and our efforts in education and advocacy started to bear fruit. Female journalists began to cover the issue in the mainstream media, and the public gradually learned what...more
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"This led to Israel’s downgrading to Tier 3 in the US ‘Trafficking in Persons’ report – and subsequently to the Israeli Anti-Trafficking Law, which came into force on 29 October 2006. This prescribes penalties of up to 16 years’ imprisonment for sex trafficking of an adult, up to 20 years for sex trafficking of a minor, up to 16 years for slavery, and up to 7 years for forced labour. As a result, Israel has been associated with Tier 1 in the ‘Trafficking in Persons’ report now for many years" (Para 7). "And less controversial laws, such as the Web Blocking Act, were passed. This enables the government to take...more
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"As the Prohibition of Consumption of Prostitution Services Act neared its entry into force, the voices in opposition grew louder. As in any other country, the ‘sex worker lobby’ in Israel consisted of a majority of liberals, upper-middle-class academics, and quite a few men. The lobby tried to delay the law, hoping eventually to cancel it. They said it should be delayed because there was a ‘lack of adequate rehabilitation services.’ This was strange coming from a group, who claims prostitution is a job like any other job. The move was unsuccessful, but until the last moment, supporters and opponents argued whether an additional NIS 30 million a year, more...more
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
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" (Para 1-2). "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...more
July 22, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Gradually governmental, municipal and private funding was secured for NGOs that provided these services and our efforts in education and advocacy started to bear fruit. Female journalists began to cover the issue in the mainstream media, and the public gradually learned what was happening in the backyard of Israeli society. Gradually, the attitude towards prostitution changed. The women in prostitution were no longer seen as promiscuous and greedy, but as hurt and exploited" (Para 10). "The move was unsuccessful, but until the last moment, supporters and opponents argued whether an additional NIS 30 million a year, more than doubling the existing budget, was enough to provide adequate services to those...more
July 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'The idea of separation segregation of sexes is okay in Israel. Parts of the potential [Netanyahu] coalition we might see here, like the ultra-Orthodox parties and Religious Zionism, either actively promote segregated hours at public places, segregated driving courses, academic studies, military units, etc., or have been indifferent [toward the practice], like [the [Yamina party of Naftali] Bennett and Likud,' she[Dr. Yofi Tirosh, a gender equality expert at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law] said"(para 18).
July 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"A projected 30 women will enter the Israeli legislature, a record for an Election Day, but it appears female representation in parliament will remain roughly the same for the 24th Knesset as in past sessions"(para 1)."The ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties, with seven and nine projected seats, respectively, do not allow women to run for Knesset. Dr. Yofi Tirosh, a gender equality expert at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, argues that this is one of the reasons women’s representation in Israel is low. 'That’s 15 or 16 Knesset members, which is approximately 15%, that don’t allow women to take part,' she told The Media Line"(para 13-15).more
July 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following UTJ and Shas, Yamina is set to have the worst female representation, at some 14.1% of its delegation. Female representation is about 16.7% for both Yisrael Beitenu and the Arab Joint List. The United Arab List includes 20% female representation, Blue and White 25% and Likud has about 26.7%.A third of the Religious Zionism, New Hope and Yesh Atid candidate lists are women.The two left-wing parties have the highest female representation, with Meretz at 40% and Labor at 57.1%"(para 22,23)."A record seven significant parties entered into the election[2021] with women at the No. 2 spot, and they almost all made it into parliament: Meretz, New Hope, Religious Zionism, Yamina,...more
July 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"This attitude[separation segregation of sexes], she[Dr. Yofi Tirosh, a gender equality expert at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law] said, has spilled over to the Knesset floor, with female legislators being admonished for immodesty and a Shas lawmaker asking a female Likud MK to be moved after she was assigned a seat next to him.'He asked for them to switch her, which was shocking in itself, and what was more shocking was that the Knesset agreed,' Tirosh said"(para 20,21).
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Taharlev is irritated by being called 'marginal.' 'We are not a marginal group,' he said emphatically. 'There has been a jump in the number of [religious] girls enlisting in the army. Today, the proportion is 30 to 40%. … If that is marginal, where, then, is the center?'" (para 9).
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"This issue has been quietly debated for years. However, it has recently come to public attention through a petition by dozens of national-religious rabbis calling on the head of the national-religious HaBayit HaYehudi party, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, not to fund nongovernmental organizations that encourage religious women to enlist in the IDF. The Education Ministry recently floated an initiative to create and fund such associations" (para 2). "'Recent years have seen consistent attempts to encourage girls to serve in the IDF, despite the opposition of all the important rabbis in the national-religious movement. This trend was born within the Religious Kibbutz Movement,' Rabbi Amital Bareli, the founder and CEO of...more
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

"For years, the Israel Defense Forces have been dominated by the national-religious sector, which demonstrates a high motivation to serve, especially in combat units. However, in that same demographic there is institutionalized opposition to the military recruitment of women, mainly due to modesty issues. Instead, national-religious women may perform national service as volunteers in hospitals, educational institutions and social-welfare organizations. This issue has been quietly debated for years. However, it has recently come to public attention through a petition by dozens of national-religious rabbis calling on the head of the national-religious HaBayit HaYehudi party, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, not to fund nongovernmental organizations that encourage religious women to enlist in...more
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-3

"For years, the Israel Defense Forces have been dominated by the national-religious sector, which demonstrates a high motivation to serve, especially in combat units. However, in that same demographic there is institutionalized opposition to the military recruitment of women, mainly due to modesty issues. Instead, national-religious women may perform national service as volunteers in hospitals, educational institutions and social-welfare organization" (para 1).
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2, EMCMS-LAW-1, EMCMS-LAW-2

"When the State of Israel was first founded and the draft law was passed, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion agreed to exempt certain groups from military service. The law exempts pregnant and married women as well as unmarried women who practice a religious way of life from mandatory service. This position became the official stance of the Chief Rabbinate. It is also the official position of the national-religious public school system" (para 4).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"In Israel, men who withhold gets can be jailed, their driver’s license or medical license can be taken away." A "get" is the husband's permission for the wife to divorce him, which is necessary under Orthodox Judaism.
June 7, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: '1) The State of Israel hereby expresses its reservation with regard to article 7 (b) of the Convention concerning the appointment of women to serve as judges of religious courts where this is prohibited by the laws of any of the religious communities in Israel. Otherwise, the said article is fully implemented in Israel, in view of the fact that women take a prominent part in all aspect of public life. 2) The State of Israel hereby expresses its reservation with regard to article 16 of the Convention, to the extent that the laws on personal status which are binding on the various religious communities in Israel do not...more
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .05 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Israel" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Israel was 3.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Israel was 3.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Israel was 15.7% (p 68).
April 26, 2021, 7:18 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Polygamy in the Bedouin sector is different from conventional perceptions of polygamy. When people think of polygamy, they assume it is a man in a big house living with multiple wives simultaneously. In Bedouin communities, a man will get married, have children, and then decide to take another wife. He will leave the first wife and children and move in with the second wife, leaving the first wife to fend for herself with no means of supporting herself and her children. The first wife cannot get divorced due to cultural shame, nor can she remarry. The first wife must remain available in case the man decides to return to her....more
April 26, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-DATA-1

"Itach Ma’aki’s Beersheba branch focuses on assisting Bedouin women who are victims of domestic violence. According to Abu Shareb, 99% of women who arrive at the organization’s shelter are in a polygamous relationship" (para 7).
April 26, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"According to a 2013 Knesset report on polygamy in the Bedouin sector, Aisha is one of approximately 30 percent of Negev Bedouins involved in a polygamous relationship, when a man has more than one wife" (para 4).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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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