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May 23, 2024, 10:13 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Prevention of Human Trafficking Act (PHTA), as amended, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for trafficking offenses involving an adult victim and up to 15 years’ imprisonment for those involving a child victim." (3).
May 9, 2024, 12:17 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Yes selling sex is criminalised under Article 620 of the penal code. Is buying sex criminalised? Clients could be charged under the adultery provisions of Sharia law. Is organising/managing criminalised? Yes - brothel-keeping, promoting and 'supporting prostitution' are criminalised under Article 621 of Penal Code.
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: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, the Maldives ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
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 the Maldives who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 19 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: Maldives
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: 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: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
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 the Maldives was 57 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
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 the Maldives is 42.6% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in the Maldives is 81 years for women and 79 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in the Maldives is 78.6 years for men and 80.8 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
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: Maldives
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"13.1 births per 1000 population"
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Regarding the Committee’s CO on supporting educational attainment of pregnant girls of secondary school age, in instances where girls enrolled in secondary education become pregnant, the MOE works with the school – and upon the approval of the family – to ensure the mother completes her secondary education up to age 16. This will be achieved through the mother attending school after hours, or home schooling. If the mother determines that she does not want to complete secondary education, then she will be provided an opportunity to complete adult education courses, which may assist her in entering the labour market. Subsequently the alternative regime, which is the B Tech program...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

"The Second Amendment to the Family Act (9/2016) now provides for the equal distribution of matrimonial property after divorce." (6). "Article 34 of the 2008 Constitution provides for the right to marry and establish a family. The Government supports and respects choices made by Maldivians in defining their own families and provide substantial protection (such as the payment of alimony, strict procedural criteria for divorce proceedings etc.) to families, women and children in accordance with the above Articles." (34). "Law Number 4/2000 (Family Act) codifies the family related Shari’ah provisions in effect in the Maldives. An amendment to the Family Law, ratified in 2016, now provides for the equal distribution...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women’s overall monthly earnings are MVR 7,510 (approximately USD$487) as compared to MVR 11,977(approximately USD$776) for men." (22). "The state Retirement Pension scheme is funded through contributions from employees and employers while in employment. Increased awareness among women many of whom are home based workers and/or operating in the informal sector – of the importance of ensuring their contribution to the Pension scheme. To date, of the total contributors to the State Pension Scheme, over 70% are men, and only approximately 30% are women." (28).
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"In 2017,...and 26% among corporate representation." (17). "In the public sector, 19.5 % of women are in managerial positions as of 2016, and women make up 55.6% of the civil service overall." (17-18). "The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry has made efforts to ensure greater inclusion of women in decision-making positions. Currently, its Executive Board has three women leaders in the tourism sector on the Board." (18). "On the COs regarding the assurance of rural women participation in decisionmaking processes affecting the management of natural resources at the community level, the National Disaster Management Centre has been supporting women to participate in the broader Community Emergency Responses Teams (CERT) established...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Maldives has never seen a case of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, making Maldives eligible for WHO certification in having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV."
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The negative impact of gender norms on both girls and boys persists. Conservative factions continue to push back on the gender equality gains made, and through the use of social media, may at times incorrectly 'interpret' Maldivian culture and Islamic principles in a manner which hinders the advancement of women and girls’ rights, and at times specifically endorses practices such as early marriage. The Government is committed to make necessary changes in policy, conduct programs and raise awareness on eliminating traditional gender stereotyping and bias at all fronts." (8).
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"With the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services (MOGFSS) has taken the reporting obligations under the CEDAW as an opportunity to do a stock-taking on the overall advances to achieving gender equality in the country, and to deepen on-going dialogue with key line Ministries and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in this regard. The MOGFSS established an inter-ministerial technical-level CEDAW Sectoral Committee in December 2018 to support the drafting and review of the 6th Periodic Report. Over a two-month period, the MOGFSS coordinated written feedback from all relevant government agencies on CEDAW implementation and...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: GDI-DATA-2

"Despite progress, the country’s Gender Inequality Index (GII) continues to worsen, dropping from 52nd (2011) to 76th (2017) in ranking." (7).
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"On the Committee’s CO regarding temporary special measures (TSMs) in the Gender Equality Act and implementation of these, including measures to address the disadvantages and inequalities faced by women outside Male and in remote islands, migrant women, women with disabilities and women heads of household, since 2008, under the leadership of the MOGFSS, efforts have been made to establish TSMs among political parties to increase women’s leadership, but with no success. There is no specific study or finding however, below are some challenges that women face in competing and winning: Women find in difficult to get funds and lack of support they receive from families and community in participating politics;...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"As such, Article 17(a) of the 2008 Constitution of the Republic of Maldives prohibits gender-based discrimination, stipulating that all citizens are entitled to the rights and freedoms included in this Chapter without discrimination of any kind, including race, national origin, colour, sex, age, mental or physical disability, political or other opinion, property, birth or other status, or native island. Further, Article 35 of the Constitution guarantees to all persons, in a manner that is not contrary to any tenet of Islam, the rights and freedoms and provision of special protection to vulnerable groups, including children, adolescents, elders, and people with special needs." (8). "Even though there is no explicit definition...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Since the inception of the new Penal Code, 12 cases have been prosecuted. There have been cases reported on operation of brothels. However, confirmed statistics are not available. It is understood that brothels have operated under the guise of 'Health Spas' catering to nationals, foreign expatriate community, as well as tourists. The sex workers are both Maldivian and foreign nationals. Prosecution is focused on the 'clients' and the brothel owners." (17). "While laws do allow for someone selling sex to be prosecuted, this is only in cases where there is evidence of no coercion into the sex trade, which is rare. In those rare instances where the sex worker does...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"MOGFSS is now internally discussing how to strengthen the monitoring of unregistered marriages, as there is a risk that with the strict enforcement of the law in a context where conservative believes prevail, early marriage will continue undocumented, to the great risk of the girl-bride and children under that union. Unregistered marriages and their children are not eligible for the services provided, nor can the Courts easily apply rights in marriage in these instances." (35).
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

" It has been observed that the majority of victims of human trafficking having been brought in for sex work, and a smaller number for forced labour." (16).
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-3

"In this reporting period, there is clear evidence of the Magistrates Courts taking the issue of Child Allowance payments seriously, and a system has been established whereby any man owing child allowance must pay this off before being permitted to enter into another marriage contract. If the man moves to a different island to marry, the Magistrates Court of that island will contact authorities on his home island to see if there are any outstanding Child Allowance payments. Since January 2012, any person wishing to marry more than one person should earn at least Rf 15,000 (approximately USD $975)." (35).