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Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape is illegal under PA law" (95). "The PA considers statutory rape a felony, based on the Jordanian penal code"(97).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Authorities generally prohibited public mixing of the sexes" (96).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to press and NGO reports, in some instances teachers in Hamas-run schools in Gaza sent girls home for not wearing conservative attire, although enforcement was not systematic" (96).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Punishment for rape is five to 15 years in prison. [T]he PA repealed a law that relieved a rapist of criminal responsibility if he married his victim" (95). "Punishment for rape of a victim younger than 15 includes a minimum sentence of seven years. In Gaza, under the rule of de facto Hamas authorities, suspects convicted of rape of a victim younger than 14 are eligible for the death penalty" (97-98).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Under Palestinian Basic Law, women have a right to inheritance" (96).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports that societal norms led to underreporting to the de facto authorities in Gaza of sexual exploitation of children" (98).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal under PA law, but the legal definition does not address spousal rape" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The Palestinian female labor force participation rate was 20 percent in Gaza and 17 percent in the West Bank" (104).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"PA labor law states that work is the right of every capable citizen; however, it regulates the work of women, preventing them from employment in dangerous occupations" (104).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No PA laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Legally women and minorities can vote and participate in political life" (92).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"There were some reports unmarried women faced restrictions on travel out of Gaza" (83).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the PA’s Central Bureau of Statistics, one in five Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza reported at least one incident of physical abuse from their husbands. Women in Gaza were twice as likely to be a victim of spousal abuse as women in the West Bank" (95). "Child abuse was reportedly widespread" (97).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Women working as domestic workers were vulnerable to forced labor conditions in both the West Bank and Gaza, since the PA and de facto Hamas authorities do not regulate domestic labor within households or in the large informal sector" (103).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage did not appear to be widespread in the West Bank and Gaza, according to NGOs including the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling" (97).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"PA law does not explicitly prohibit domestic violence, but assault and battery are crimes" (95). "PA law prohibits violence against children" (97).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"According to SHAMS, there were 20 honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza through October. On September 21, the PA attorney general charged three male family members with murder in the death of Israa Ghrayeb in an alleged honor killing, according to media reports" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"According to SHAMS, there were 20 honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza through October" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"PA and de facto Hamas authorities did not enforce the law effectively in domestic violence cases in the West Bank and Gaza... HRW in previous years reported that PA authorities prosecuted few domestic violence cases successfully" (95). "Child abuse was reportedly widespread. PA law prohibits violence against children; however, PA authorities and de facto authorities in Gaza rarely punished perpetrators of family violence"(97).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Trials are public, except when the court determines... protection of a victim of a sexual offense, or an alleged 'honor crime' requires privacy" (69). "[N}either the PA nor de facto Hamas authorities enforced laws pertaining to rape effectively in the West Bank and Gaza. In previous years there were reports police treated rape as a social and not a criminal matter, and authorities released some accused rapists after they apologized to their victims" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Under Palestinian Basic Law, women have a right to inheritance but, in practice, generally received less than men. According to rights groups, in some cases women have been attacked by male family members for asserting their right to an inheritance" (96).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"[T]he PA repealed a law that relieved a rapist of criminal responsibility if he married his victim" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"No PA law specifically prohibits trafficking in persons" (99). "PA law does not expressly forbid forced or compulsory labor or human trafficking" (103).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Reports of gender-based employment discrimination in Gaza against women are common, and factories often do not hire pregnant or newly married women in order to avoid the need to approve maternity leave" (96). "While PA laws prohibit discrimination based on gender and disabilities, penalties were insufficient to deter violations, and the PA did not effectively enforce those laws and regulations in the West Bank, nor did Hamas in Gaza" (104). "Women endured prejudice and, in some cases, repressive conditions at work" (104).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"No PA law specifically relates to sexual harassment, which was a significant and widespread problem in the West Bank and Gaza. Some women claimed that when they reported harassment, authorities held them responsible for provoking men’s harassing behavior" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No PA law specifically relates to sexual harassment" (95).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No PA laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Legally women and minorities can vote and participate in political life, although women faced significant social and cultural barriers in both the West Bank and Gaza" (92).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Men may marry more than one wife" (96).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There are three women and four Christians in the 22-member PA cabinet. Hamas generally excluded women from leadership positions in the de facto ministries in Gaza" (92).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"PA prisons continued to be crowded and lacked ventilation, heating, cooling, and lighting systems conforming to international standards. Authorities at times held male juveniles with adult male prisoners... Conditions for women were similar to those for men" (62). "Some women claimed that when they reported harassment, authorities held them responsible for provoking men’s harassing behavior" (95).