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Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

1.0
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation. The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse. The judicial system prosecuted persons accused of abusing women. In October a judge who had been convicted of domestic violence by a lower court was acquitted by the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The judge had been found guilty...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. Authorities registered all births immediately" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Government resources dedicated to prevention of forced labor, including inspections and remediation, and enforcement of the law remained inadequate. Penalties ranging from three to 15 years’ imprisonment were sufficient to deter violations, and convictions remained low. Convicted offenders frequently avoided imprisonment, undercutting enforcement efforts and victim protections, according to NGOs and media. Government efforts to prevent and eliminate forced labor during the year included a countrywide awareness campaign and training security forces to identify, flag, and direct victims to assistance services. In 2018 courts convicted and sentenced 25 traffickers (17 sex trafficking and eight forced labor), compared with 12 in 2017 (one sex trafficking and 11 forced labor)" (15).more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16. The law prohibits child pornography. Penalties range up to eight years in prison" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a crime, with penalties ranging from one to eight years in prison. If perpetrated by a superior in the workplace, the penalty is up to two years in prison, or more in cases of 'aggravated coercion'" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (7).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"FGM/C is a crime punishable under the law. The State Secretariat for Citizenship and Equality reported that some immigrant communities practiced FGM/C on young girls, particularly among Bissau-Guinean immigrants. According to the Healthy Practices Project, established by the government in November 2018 to prevent and combat FGM/C, the country reported 63 cases of female genital mutilation in 2018 and 54 cases through mid-August, although none of the FGM/C procedures occurred in the country" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work. According to the Ministry of Solidarity, Employment, and Social Security, however, women’s average salaries were approximately 17 percent lower than those of men" (16).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Commission on Equality in the Workplace and in Employment, composed of representatives of the government, employers’ organizations, and labor unions, examines, but does not adjudicate, complaints of sexual harassment. In 2018 the NGO Association for Victim Support received reports of 23 cases of sexual harassment" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The ombudsman had adequate resources and published mandatory annual reports, as well as special reports on problems such as women’s rights, prisons, health, and the rights of children and senior citizens" (9). "The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged abused women to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser. The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 39 safe houses and 26 emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-the-clock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign, trained...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Violence against women, including domestic violence, continued to be a problem. According to preliminary data from NGOs and media reports, in the first six months of the year, there were 16 deaths related to domestic violence" (9).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"...A child-abuse database was accessible to law enforcement and child protection services. The government prohibits convicted child abusers from work or volunteer activities involving contact with children. It also carried out awareness campaigns against child abuse and sexual exploitation" (11). "Government resources dedicated to prevention of forced labor, including inspections and remediation, and enforcement of the law remained inadequate. Penalties ranging from three to 15 years’ imprisonment were sufficient to deter violations, and convictions remained low. Convicted offenders frequently avoided imprisonment, undercutting enforcement efforts and victim protections, according to NGOs and media. Government efforts to prevent and eliminate forced labor during the year included a countrywide awareness campaign and training...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation. The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse. The judicial system prosecuted persons accused of abusing women" (9). "Statutory rape is a crime with penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison, and authorities enforced the law. The minimum age for legal consensual sex is 16. The law...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law makes rape, including spousal rape, illegal, with a penalty of three to 10 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law when the victim chose to press charges and if the cases were not settled out of court through mediation. The law provides for criminal penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment in cases of domestic violence by a spouse or by a person other than the spouse. The judicial system prosecuted persons accused of abusing women" (9).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to data from the government’s Annual Internal Security Report, in 2018 there were 22,423 reports of domestic violence, a small decrease from 2017. In 2018 police registered 421 reports of rape, an increase of 13 cases from 2017" (9).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (8).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-3, GP-DATA-5

"The law allows third parties to file domestic violence reports. The government encouraged abused women to file complaints with the appropriate authorities and offered the victim protection against the abuser. The government’s Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights operated 39 safe houses and 26 emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and maintained an around-the-clock telephone service. Safe-house services included food, shelter, health assistance, and legal assistance. The government-sponsored Mission against Domestic Violence conducted an awareness campaign, trained health professionals, proposed legislation to improve legal assistance to victims, and negotiated protocols with local authorities to assist victims" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and the law provide women full legal equality with men, and the government enforced the law" (10).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18 for women and men, but both sexes may marry at 16 with the consent of both parents exercising parental authority, or a guardian, or, in default of the latter, a court decision" (11).
Dec. 3, 2021, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In October a judge who had been convicted of domestic violence by a lower court was acquitted by the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The judge had been found guilty of domestic violence by the Guimaraes Court of Appeals in September 2018, and received an 18-month suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay 7,500 euros ($8,250) in damages for psychological abuse to the victim, his former wife. According to media, the couple was married from 2006 to 2011 and the judge refused to accept the end of the relationship. The case was based on insulting text and email messages exchanged by the couple. In its ruling, the STJ...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Brunei, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 16, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Portugal adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2019 for the period 2019-2022" (para 1). "Portugal’s third NAP is preceded by two other NAPs, adopted in 2009 and 2014 and implemented for the period 2009-2013 and 2014-2018, respectively. The first NAP approaches the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda mostly internationally, identifying the goal to 'promot[e] the inclusion of the dimension of gender equality at all stages of peacebuilding processes and the promotion of safety' (p. 5). As such, there is a strong emphasis on women’s inclusion in peacekeeping missions and peacebuilding efforts among the NAP’s objectives. The NAP does not have a detailed monitoring...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Portugal were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .07 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Portugal" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Portugal was 69.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Portugal was 69.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Portugal was 17.5% (p 70).