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May 23, 2024, 10:21 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Article 273f of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed punishments of up to 12 years’ imprisonment or a fine of up to €87,000 ($92,950) for trafficking crimes involving an adult victim, and up to 15 years’ imprisonment or a fine of up to €87,000 ($92,950) for those crimes in which the victim was a child. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. The government frequently prosecuted child sex trafficking crimes as child sexual abuse (Article 248b), which carried lesser penalties. The BES criminal code criminalized sex and labor trafficking under...more
May 9, 2024, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal in the Netherlands although local authorities have power to set their own rules on how sex businesses operate in their areas. These different municipal rules mean that certain sex workers continue to be criminalised if unable or choose not to work within the restrictions. In the vast majority of municipalities with a mandatory license system, this license applies to sex clubs, private homes, escort agencies, swinger clubs, erotic massage parlours, sex cinemas and 'window prostitution' (although this is completely banned in many municipalities). Street-based sex work is permitted in just a small number of municipalities. Indoor sex work requires a license in...more
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, the Netherlands ranks as a Tier 1 country (85). The report states that although the government meets the minimum standards, courts convicted fewer traffickers compared with 2021 and the government identified the lowest number of victims since 2018. Additionally, it notes that foreign victims without legal residency who did not cooperate with law enforcement investigations struggled to access support services. These factors suggest that enforcement is becoming more lax (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 11, 2024, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"Full face veils were banned from being worn in public in 2011. Elsewhere, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have full or partial bans on wearing face coverings in public" (para 14).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
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 Netherlands who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 21 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Germany, Japan, Netherlands
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: Netherlands
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 Netherlands was 4 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
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 Netherlands is 61.3% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in the Netherlands is 83 years for women and 80 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in the Netherlands is 80.4 years for men and 83.1 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: France, Netherlands, Uruguay
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"10.4 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"1. By law the following heirs are successively called to the estate of the deceased in order to inherit his property: a. the not legally separated spouse of the deceased together with the deceased’s children; b. if none of the under point (a) mentioned persons exist: the parents of the deceased together with the deceased’s brothers and sisters; c. if none of the under point (a) and (b) mentioned persons exist: the grandparents of the deceased; d. if none of the under point (a) (b) and (c) mentioned persons exist: the great-grandparents of the deceased" (art. 10). The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 2012) relating to...more
Sept. 8, 2023, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"1. By operation of law a marital community of property shall come into existence between the spouses from the moment of the contracting of the marriage. 2. The marital community of property encloses, as far as it concerns its assets, all assets of the spouses that are present at the start of the marital community of property and, as long as the marital community of property has not been dissolved, that are acquired afterwards" (art. 94). "An asset registered in the name of a spouse and an asset that he has acquired due to a succession by inheritance, a bequest, a testamentary disposition under a condition or a donation, falls...more
July 13, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Household differentiation with respect to syncratic, male- or female dominance, and autonomous decision-making and financial management styles offers valuable insights. The syncratic financial management style is prevalent among 77.9% of Dutch households. If partners do not pool their income, it is likely that these households employ a male-dominant financial management style. However, if the female partner has more financial knowledge than her partner, it is likely that the household employs a female-dominant financial management style. If partners have no partnership arrangement, differ in age and/or in financial knowledge, and/or do not pool their income, it is likely that these households employ an autonomous financial management style. A tentative conclusion might...more
July 13, 2023, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"On average, women suffer the most financially after a divorce. Statistics Netherlands reports that women lose more purchasing power than men and are often the ones who leave the owner-occupied home where they lived with their ex. The researchers followed men and women through 2019 after they separated in 2014. The only looked at people aged 25 to 60 years. One year after divorce, women were found to have 29 percent less purchasing power than men in the same situation" (para 1-2). "Women are more likely than men to leave the owner-occupied home they shared before divorcing. This is mainly because men are better able to afford continuing to live...more
July 12, 2023, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to Dutch law, there is still a solid distinction between married couples (including 'registered partners) and unmarried cohabitants. Unmarried cohabitants do not have any property rights by default. This may lead to unreasonable consequences if couples separate, as to eg the division of assets with capital gains or losses such as eg dwelling, in a situation where both have paid for the periodical costs of the dwelling. Even more sturdy consequences may arise in respect of estates, if unmarried couples have not made up a Will nor a cohabitation agreement. The estate of the famous Swedish writer Stieg Larsson was an example of such a situation: Stieg Larsson lived...more
July 12, 2023, 3:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"There is no information to suggest that property dispossession/grabbing is an issue in the Netherlands. There are no reports that indicate that there are customary, traditional or religious laws that promote discriminatory inheritance practices towards women and girls in the Netherlands" (4).
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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June 1, 2023, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"In March 2014, the Dutch parliament, following Denmark, passed the Combatting Forced Marriage Act in which consanguineous marriages are equated with forced marriages. Why are cousin marriages, practiced worldwide and a recognized marriage pattern in the Netherlands, high on the political agenda nowadays? We will argue that a ban on consanguineous marriages should be seen within the context of the debates and policies about migration, citizenship and transnationalism. Our argument is threefold: first, the current debate is focused on consanguineous relations among migrants and is making use of particular definitions of women’s freedom. Secondly, the different ideas about women’s freedom are the product of, and reproduce the 'culturalization of citizenship.'...more
May 1, 2023, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, and brothers and sisters are forbidden to marry in the Netherlands, although a dispensation may be granted if the partners are adopted siblings."
March 14, 2023, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Book 1, Art. 94 .
March 14, 2023, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Book 4, Arts. 10, 11 and 13.
March 14, 2023, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: General Equal Treatment Act, Art. 7. According to "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business,...more
March 14, 2023, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the folowing as the source: Civil Code, Book 4, Arts. 10, 11 and 13.