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May 23, 2024, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Sections 154-1 and 154-2 of Latvia’s criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to eight years’ imprisonment for crimes involving adult victims and between three and 12 years’ imprisonment for crimes involving child victims...Judges and prosecutors had the power to reclassify cases from Section 154-1 to other crimes. Prosecutors could charge trafficking crimes under Section 164, which criminalized exploiting vulnerability or using deceit to involve individuals in commercial sex; Section 165, which criminalized benefiting from the prostitution of others; and Section 165(1), which criminalized the transfer of individuals for the purposes of sexual exploitation. All these provisions prescribed penalties of up to five years’...more
May 9, 2024, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal in Latvia but only under certain restrictive conditions. The sex must take place in premises that is owned or rented by the sex worker. That effectively means that sex workers are forced to work alone. Law also states that premises cannot be 100m from educational institution or church, minor cannot be present and no-one in property must object to sex work taking place. Selling sex in public is also illegal. Local governments have power to set zones for where sex work can and cannot take place. It is also illegal to offer and advertise sexual services on the internet. Is buying sex...more
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Latvia ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Latvia who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 25 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Suriname, Tunisia, Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belarus, El Salvador, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Latvia was 18 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Latvia is 55.2% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Latvia is 78 years for women and 69 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Latvia is 70.6 years for men and 79.8 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2023, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IRP-LAW-6

"A minor or a person who does not have a health card is prohibited to be engaged in prostitution. A person who is engaged in prostitution (hereinafter – person) shall be issued a health card (Annex) by a dermatologist or venereologist after the initial health examination" (p 1). "A person shall have his or her health examined by a dermatologist or venereologist once a month. The dermatologist or venereologist shall make an entry regarding the state of health of the person in the health card" (p 2).
Oct. 24, 2023, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"A minor or a person who does not have a health card is prohibited to be engaged in prostitution. A person who is engaged in prostitution (hereinafter – person) shall be issued a health card (Annex) by a dermatologist or venereologist after the initial health examination" (p 1). "A person is allowed to offer or provide sexual services for fee only in a living space which is his or her property or regarding which he or she has entered into a rental contract" (p 1). "A person is prohibited to offer or provide sexual services for fee, as well as to receive such services in the living space referred to...more
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Latvia, Slovenia, Thailand
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"8.7 births per 1000 population"
Aug. 29, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Pursuant to law, invited to inherit are 1) the spouse, 2) kin and 3) adoptees" (103). "Intestate succession rights are based on kinship and adoption. Affinity does not confer such rights. Intestate succession rights shall only be based on such kinship, as originates by birth: 1) within a lawful marriage (Section 146); 2) within a marriage subsequently declared annulled (Section 152, Clause 3); 3) outside of marriage, if the parents of the illegitimate child enter into a marriage with each other after the birth of the child (Section 152, Clause 1 and Section 161); 4) resulting from sexual intercourse between a bridegroom and his betrothed bride, who has been declared...more
Aug. 29, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Pursuant to law, invited to inherit are 1) the spouse, 2) kin and 3) adoptees. The surviving spouse shall inherit from the deceased regardless of the form of property relationship that was in effect between the spouses during their marriage" (103). The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 1998) relating to inheritance are still current as of December 2022 and no changes have been made, as verified by consulting The Women, Business, and the Law database for 2022 (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 29, 2023, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"84. Marriage creates a duty on the part of a husband and a wife to be faithful to each other, to live together, to take care of each other and to jointly ensure the welfare of their family. 85. Both spouses have equal rights in regards to the organisation of family life. In the event of differences of opinion, spouses shall endeavour to reach an agreement. Spouses may apply to the court for the resolution of disputes" (45). "Throughout the time the marriage subsists, each spouse has the right to administer and use all of his or her own property that he or she owned before the marriage as well...more
Aug. 28, 2023, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"Part time employment, female (% of total female employment) is '26.5%.'" "Part time employment, male (% of total male employment) is '16.5%.'"
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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May 5, 2023, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"The Church dulls the potential moral strength of extended kin bonds by strongly discouraging cross-cousin marriages in most cir-cumstances, and by upholding the right of its members to bequeath property to non-kinship organizations. And the Church competes directly with kin authority by providing an alternative to familial roles for those electing to become priests and nuns" (237)
April 22, 2023, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Marriage is prohibited between close blood relatives in a direct line (parents, grandparents, children, etc.), brothers and sisters, as well as between half-brothers and half-sisters…In Latvia, you can marry certain more distant relatives such as a cousin, parent-in-law and child-in-law."
Feb. 22, 2023, 9:22 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

“There is also significant variation in the share of women managers in different parts of the EU. In Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Latvia over 40 per cent of managers are women – more than five per cent above the EU average – whereas in Greece and the Czech Republic, less than 30 per cent of managers are women” (top half of page).
Feb. 22, 2023, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

“There is also significant variation in the share of women managers in different parts of the EU. In Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Latvia over 40 per cent of managers are women – more than five per cent above the EU average – whereas in Greece and the Czech Republic, less than 30 per cent of managers are women” (top half of page).
Feb. 13, 2023, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women are less likely than men in nearly all EU Member States to report that they have access to training on starting and growing a business. The exceptions were Hungary, Latvia and Estonia, where women are as likely as men to feel that they can access training, and Sweden, where women are slightly more likely to feel that they can access training" (para 9).
Feb. 3, 2023, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"There are no customary, religious, or traditional practices that discriminate against daughters or female surviving spouse’s rights to inherit" (3).
Feb. 3, 2023, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Married women and men have equal duties to be faithful to each other, to live together, to take care of each other and to jointly ensure the welfare of their family as wife and husband (Civil Law, Article 84). They have equal rights regarding the organisation of family life (Civil law, Article 85) and to choose where to live (Constitution, Article 97). Women and men have a duty to cover the family and joint household expenses out of the joint property (Civil Law, Article 95)" (2). " As regards marital property, a spouse retains the property, which belonged to him or her before the marriage, as well as the property...more