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May 23, 2024, 10:09 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The 2021 Revised Act to Ban Trafficking in Persons Within the Republic of Liberia criminalized all forms of sex and labor trafficking and prescribed minimum sentences of 20 years imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as kidnapping. The Revised Act to Ban Trafficking in Persons Within the Republic of Liberia amended the 2005 Act to Ban Trafficking in Persons and brought Liberia’s trafficking laws in line with international law." (3).
May 9, 2024, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex itself is illegal in Liberia - "A person has committed prostitution, an infraction, if he or she: (a) Is a resident in a house of prostitution, or engages in sexual activity therein or otherwise as a business; or (b) Solicits another person with the purpose of being hired to engage in sexual activity." Is buying sex criminalised? Buying sex is also illegal in Liberia - a person has committed an infraction if he or she hires a 'prostitute' to engage in sexual activity with him or her, or if he or she enters or remains in a 'house of prostitution' for the purpose or...more
April 12, 2024, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[Liberia] continues to prevent women from passing their citizenship to their children on an equal basis as men, if the child were born abroad" (para 6).
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: Liberia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Liberia ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
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 Liberia who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 43 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Peru, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Guinea, Iceland, India, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
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 Liberia was 652 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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 Liberia is 72.4% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Liberia is 62 years for women and 59 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Liberia is 63.2 years for men and 65.0 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"A person has committed a first degree misdemeanor if he: Operates a prostitution business or a house of prostitution; Induces or otherwise purposely causes another to become engaged in sexual activity as a business; or knowingly procures a prostitute for a prostitution business or a house of prostitution" (p 79). "A person has committed a second degree misdemeanor if he: (a) Knowingly solicits a person to patronize a prostitute; (b) Knowingly procures a prostitute for a patron; (c) Knowingly leases or otherwise permits a place controlled by the actor, alone or in association with others, to be regularly used for prostitution, promoting prostitution or facilitating prostitution; (d) Knowingly induces or...more
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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

"30.8 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '12.9%.'"
Aug. 29, 2023, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IAW-LAW-2

"After the death or burial of her/their husband, the customary widow or multiple shall be at liberty either to remain on the premises of her/their late husband to administer said estate, or she/they may take another husband of her/their choice and shall vacate the premises of the late husband in as much the new marriage entered automatically reverse said rights and same property return to the heirs or children of the late husband" (4). The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 2003) relating to inheritance provisions if a widow remarries are still current as of December 2022 and no changes have been made, as verified by consulting...more
Aug. 29, 2023, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Upon the husband’s death, the widow or multiple widows shall be entitled to only one-third (1/3) of their late husband’s property; the balance two thirds (2/3) of the decedent’s property shall descend to his children, if any, or to his collateral heirs according to the Decedents Estates Law" (4). "After the death or burial of her/their husband, the customary widow or multiple shall be at liberty either to remain on the premises of her/their late husband to administer said estate, or she/they may take another husband of her/their choice and shall vacate the premises of the late husband in as much the new marriage entered automatically reverse said rights and...more
Aug. 29, 2023, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Spouses may convey or transfer real or personal property directly, the one to the other, without the intervention of a third person; and may make partition or division of any real property held by them as tenants in common, joint tenants or tenants by the entireties provided that in the case of tenants by the entireties partition may only be maintained when both parties consent thereto" (13). "1. Not subject to control by husband. Property, real and personal, now owned by a married woman, or hereafter owned by a woman at the time of her marriage, or acquired by her as prescribed in this Chapter, and the rents, issues, proceeds...more
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, D R Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Togo, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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May 5, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

A popular radio broadcast (2022) discussed the religious implications of cousins getting married, and discussed that it should be discouraged in society. As Christianity is the major religion in the nation, this radio broadcast implies negative social attitudes towards the practice of consanguinity in modern day. Clan practices document the high prevalence only until the 1980s (VC CODER COMMENT). "Weekly Catechesis June 21, 2022 Today's Topic: Could two cousins get married? What does the Catholic Church say about Consanguinity, Affinity, Adoption??"
April 30, 2023, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"No marriage shall be contracted between persons one or both of whom has a spouse still living; not between an ancestor and a descendent, a brother and a sister or either the whole or halfblood, an uncle and niece or an aunt and nephew, or fist cousins and this prohibition shall apply whether the proscribed relatives are legitimate or illegitimate."
Feb. 10, 2023, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The enactment of Liberia’s Land Rights Law in 2018... is one of the most progressive land rights laws in Africa and the first legislation to recognize customary ownership of land in Liberia. It also explicitly secures the rights of women to own land and to participate in decision-making processes concerning land governance" (para 1-2).
Feb. 10, 2023, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The enactment of Liberia’s Land Rights Law in 2018... is one of the most progressive land rights laws in Africa and the first legislation to recognize customary ownership of land in Liberia. It also explicitly secures the rights of women to own land and to participate in decision-making processes concerning land governance. However, despite the wins this legislative victory has brought to Liberia’s rural communities, gaps remain in educating local populations – including both men and women – on its use so that its full implementation becomes a reality" (para 1-3).
Feb. 10, 2023, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Even though Liberia’s Equal Rights of the Customary Marriage Law of 1998—also known as the “Inheritance Law”—provides a layer of security to women after the death of a spouse or a divorce, it has been poorly applied since its adoption in 2003. In fact, most people in rural areas, both men and women, are unaware of its existence" (para 13).
Dec. 29, 2022, 12:26 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burundi, Liberia, Madagascar, Niger
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Although less common than witchcraft accusations, ritual attacks on children – especially those with albinism – are also often motivated by greed, a desire for power or a belief that their body parts can stave off ancestral wrath and cure everything from male impotency to poverty. Girls with albinism and mothers of children with albinism suffer extreme violence, including having their arms and legs hacked off while still alive...Despite child protection laws, there remains a widespread problem in ...Madagascar, Niger, Angola, Eswatini, Liberia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Burundi..." (para 8, 11).
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Maldives, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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