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March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Just 14 months later, Ms. Isakov, 33, a former account director at the Israeli branch of McCann, the international advertising firm, has emerged as a powerful force for legal and social change in the country, using her newfound voice and nationwide prominence to advance Israel’s struggle to combat violence against women" (Para. 4). "Activists in Israel have long criticized laws they say favor abusers over victims and point to a history of lax law enforcement and lenient sentencing, with many nonfatal cases ending in plea deals with little or no prison time. The Israeli government had long 'shut its eyes to domestic violence,' said Prof. Shalva Weil, an expert on...more
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"The next battle came when Ms. Isakov sought therapy for Leon and was told by the hospital that she needed to get the signature of the boy’s father. Registering Leon at a new kindergarten and getting him routine inoculations also required Mr. Moshe’s signature. Mr. Moshe refused to sign" (Para. 27).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Ms. Isakov’s openness has been “very effective in decreasing the rate of severe domestic violence and in the end, preventing the next femicide,” Professor Weil said, noting that so far in 2021, the number of women killed has dropped by a quarter compared with the same period last year" (Para. 33).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Mr. Moshe, now her ex-husband, is in prison, convicted in August of attempted murder. He is awaiting a hearing on his sentencing and could spend 20 years or more in prison" (Para. 23). "Ms. Isakov and her lawyer turned to a concerned member of Parliament, Oded Forer, who had visited her in the hospital as a member of the parliamentary committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality and is now the minister of agriculture. Within months the government amended the law so as to automatically cancel the legal guardianship rights of a parent charged with the murder or attempted murder of the other parent or the sexual assault...more
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"She lay in the hospital unconscious and bandaged like a mummy, having barely survived a brutal assault. Her husband of two years had bashed her head, face and body with dozens of blows from a rolling pin before throttling her and then stabbing her 20 times with a kitchen knife, all as their screaming toddler looked on. A neighbor interrupted the attack, and Shira Isakov was flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital in southern Israel in critical condition, with doctors giving her a 20 percent chance of living through the night. She made it through, surviving, as she put it, 'against all the odds' (Para. 1-3). "The assault on...more
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Her national prominence grew when Ms. Isakov and her neighbor, Adi Guzi, who banged on the door during the assault and then pushed her way into the house at great personal risk, were among 14 Israelis honored for their contribution to society at Israel’s annual Independence Day ceremony in April" (Para. 15).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Ms. Isakov and her lawyer turned to a concerned member of Parliament, Oded Forer, who had visited her in the hospital as a member of the parliamentary committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality and is now the minister of agriculture. Within months the government amended the law so as to automatically cancel the legal guardianship rights of a parent charged with the murder or attempted murder of the other parent or the sexual assault of a child" (Para. 28).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Mr. Moshe, now her ex-husband, is in prison, convicted in August of attempted murder. He is awaiting a hearing on his sentencing and could spend 20 years or more in prison" (Para. 23). "One early legal victory came when the court also convicted Mr. Moshe of child abuse, although Leon, while deeply traumatized, was not physically hurt — a judicial precedent for Israel, according to Ben Maoz, Ms. Isakov’s lawyer" (Para. 26).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the possession of child pornography (by downloading) and accessing such material (by streaming). Authorities enforced the law" (39).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"While at the beginning of the year the 120-member Knesset had 35 female members... at year’s end, following two elections, the Knesset had 28 women" (29-30).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The absence of BWAs for foreign caregivers and additional migrant workers not covered by BWAs led to continuing widespread abuses and exploitative working conditions, including excessive recruitment fees, false employment contracts, and lack of legal protections related to housing, nonpayment of wages, physical and sexual violence, and harassment" (52).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"The law allows a Jewish woman or man to initiate divorce proceedings, and both the husband and wife must give consent to make the divorce final. Sometimes a husband makes divorce contingent on his wife conceding to demands, such as those relating to property ownership or child custody... In rare cases Jewish women refused to grant men divorces, but this has a lesser effect on a husband under Jewish law. Rabbinical courts sometimes sanctioned a husband who refused to give his wife a divorce, while also declining to grant the divorce without his consent. A Muslim woman may petition for and receive a divorce through the sharia courts without her...more
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Some Palestinian girls were coerced by their families into marrying older men who were Arab citizens of Israel, according to government and NGO sources" (38).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"[The law] also requires social service employees, medical and education professionals, and other officials to report indications that minors were victims of, engaged in, or coerced into prostitution, sexual offenses, abandonment, neglect, assault, abuse, or human trafficking" (38).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship at birth if at least one parent is a citizen regardless of whether they are born inside or outside of the country... If one of the parents is an Israeli citizen and the other is not, the child may be registered as Israeli as long as he or she lives with the parent who is an Israeli citizen or permanent resident" (36).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"According to government officials and NGOs, some Eritrean women entered prostitution or survival sex arrangements in which a woman lives with several men and receives shelter in exchange for sex" (27).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"[T]he decision on entering municipal parks, which are a shared public space, cannot be made on the basis of religion, nationality, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other inherent characteristic" (46).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In some ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, private organizations posted 'modesty signs' demanding women obscure themselves from public view to avoid distracting devout men" (35).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a felony" (33). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. Consensual sexual relations with a minor between the ages of 14 and 16 constitute statutory rape punishable by five years’ imprisonment" (39).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a felony punishable by 16 years’ imprisonment. Rape under aggravated circumstances or rape committed against a relative is punishable by 20 years’ imprisonment" (33).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"According to the amendment, men who kill their partners after abusing them are to be charged with 'murder under aggravated circumstances' with a sentence of life imprisonment" (33).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"The law allows a Jewish woman or man to initiate divorce proceedings, and both the husband and wife must give consent to make the divorce final... A Muslim woman may petition for and receive a divorce through the sharia courts without her husband’s consent under certain conditions. A marriage contract may provide for other circumstances in which she may obtain a divorce without his consent... Druze divorces are performed by an oral declaration of the husband alone and then registered through the Druze religious courts" (35).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18 years, with some exceptions for minors due to pregnancy and for couples older than age 16 if the court permitted it due to unique circumstances" (38).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Central Bureau of Statistics reported approximately 15,000 women were victims of sex offenses in 2018, including indecent acts, attempted rape, and rape" (33).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AW-PRACTICE-1

"Palestinian residents of the West Bank who claimed to be in a life-threatening situation due to their sexual orientation or other reasons, such as domestic violence, did not have access to the asylum system in Israel" (25).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"During the year the government also implemented an agreement with the Philippines to employ caregivers and domestic workers" (52).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"The government subsidizes day-care and after-school programs to encourage labor participation by mothers" (34).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The number of requests to the Association for Rape Crisis Centers for assistance related to rape in 2018 was 8 percent higher than in 2017" (33). "[W]omen from certain Orthodox Jewish, Muslim, and Druze communities faced significant social pressure not to report rape or domestic abuse" (34). "[The law] also requires social service employees, medical and education professionals, and other officials to report indications that minors were victims of, engaged in, or coerced into prostitution, sexual offenses, abandonment, neglect, assault, abuse, or human trafficking" (38).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The law requires employers to deduct 20 percent of irregular migrants’ salaries for deposit in a special fund and adds another 16 percent from the employer’s funds. Some vulnerable populations, including individuals recognized as human trafficking victims, are eligible for a reduced rate of 6 percent, but many of them either still paid the full deduction or did not receive reimbursements for previously paying the full deduction, according to PHRI and UNHCR. On December 8, PIBA announced all recognized victims of trafficking would receive retroactive reimbursements and would pay a deposit of 6 percent without having to declare their status to their employers" (26). "Asylum seekers who were recognized as...more