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COUNTRYISO CODELaws against domestic violence?Laws against sexual harrassmentLaws against marital rapeYear women got right to voteYear women got right to stand for electionYear first woman elected (E) or appointed (A) to parliamentShare of women in ministerial positions (%), 2010Share of women in parliament (%), 1997Share of women in parliament (%), 2011Maternal mortality (per 100,000 live births), 1990Maternal mortality (per 100,000 live births), 2008Contraceptive use (%), 2000-2008Skilled assistance at delivery (%), 2000-2008Unemployment, Female (%), 2000-2008Unemployment, Male (%), 2000-2008Wages in manufacturing (women's as % of men's wages)
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GreeceGRYesYesYes1949, 19521949, 19521952 E316176246..115..
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IrelandIEYesYesYes1918, 19281918, 19281918 E21141663891005772
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DenmarkDKYesYesYes191519151918 E42333875....4387
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AustriaATYesYes..191819181919 E392528105471004462
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BelgiumBEYesYes..1919, 19481921, 19481921 A3316387573..8679
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SwedenSEYesYes1919, 19211919, 19211921 E4540457565..7691
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IcelandISYesYesYes1915, 19201915, 19201922 E46254385....3372
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ItalyITYesYesNo194519451946 E22102010541..96..
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PolandPLYesYes191819181919 E2813181762810086..
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SpainESYesYes193119311931 E5320347662..1310..
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JapanJPYesNoNo1945, 19471945, 19471946 E12814126441004461
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SlovakiaSKYesYes192019201992 E13151515666100118..
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NorwayNOYesYesNo19131907, 19131911 A5336409782..2390
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GermanyDEYesYesNo191819181919 E33263213766..8776
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PortugalPTYesYes1931, 1934, 19761931, 1934, 19761934 E311327157631009668
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IsraelILYesYes..194819481949 E7819127....76..
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QatarQANo........ 0..01583299132142
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SerbiaRSYesYes.. .. .. 19..2213819992116..
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FinlandFIYesYes..190619061907 E63344078..1007684
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AustraliaAUYesYesYes1902, 19621902, 19621943 E232128108711005490
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FranceFRYesYesYes194419441945 E2692013877998783
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MaltaMTYesYesYes194719471966 E256914843987689
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Czech RepublicCZYesYes..192019201992 E181421158631006365
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KuwaitKWNoNoNo20052005.. 7081093998......
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NetherlandsNLYesYesNo191919171918 E242839109671003383
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SingaporeSGYesNo194719471963 E552369531004365
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Bosnia & HerzegovinaBAYesYesNo194919491990 E0..16189111003327..
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The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaMKYesNo194619461990 E1033316910993434..
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United Arab EmiratesAENo......170232810249973..
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CyprusCYYesYesYes196019601963 E95131710..1004365
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SwitzerlandCHYesYes197119711971 E43202881078..5377
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United KingdomGBYesYes1918, 19281918, 19281918 E231221101284995682
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EstoniaEEYesYesNo191819181919 E8112348125610056..
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CanadaCAYesYesYes1917, 19511920, 19601921 E302125612729867..
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LithuaniaLTNoYesNo191919191920 A1418193413331006670
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HungaryHUNoNoNo191819181920 E01192313711008873
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BulgariaBGYesYesNo194419441945 E181121241340996670
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New ZealandNZYesYesYes189319191933 E2929341814721004481
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CroatiaHRYesYes..194519451992 E16724814..10011876
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MontenegroMEYesYesYes......5..11151517993626..
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BelarusBYNoNoNo191919191990 E3..32371556100....67
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LuxembourgLUYesYesYes191919191919 E272020617..1006473
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Republic of KoreaKRYesYes194819481948 E133151818761003457
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SloveniaSIYesYes194519451992 E2281111186310054..
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BahrainBHNoNoNo197319732002 A11..152519319810477
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LatviaLVYesYesNo19181918..219205720561007881
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OmanOMNoNo1994, 20031994, 2003..9..949202599......
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Brunei DarussalamBNNoYesNo....0....2821..99......
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TurkeyTRYesYes193019341935 A8296823439199..
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Saudi ArabiaSANo....0..041242991134..
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United StatesUSYesYes192017881917 E3311171224739956..
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ChileCLYesYesYes1931, 19491931, 19491951 E46714562658100107..
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FijiFJYesYesNo196319631970A96..4026..9964..
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UkraineUAYesYes191919191990 E448492648996771
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LebanonLBNoNoNo195219521991 A72352263498......
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UruguayUYYesYes193219321942 E21715392775100105..
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RomaniaROYesYes1929, 19461929, 19461946 E66101702738985775
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ArmeniaAMNoYesNo192119211990 E1169512919100403262
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IranIR......196319631963 E+A35315030599716990
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UzbekistanUZNoNo193819381990 E3619533059100......
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AlbaniaALYesYesNo192019201945 E71216483110992819..
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MalaysiaMYYesNoYes195719571959 E710145631309833..
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Republic of MoldovaMDYesYes1978, 199319781990 E551962324310035..
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MauritiusMUYesYesNo195619561976 E..81972363998134..
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MaldivesMVNoNoNo193219321979 E766510373484248..
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ChinaCNYesYesNo194919491954 E122121110388698......
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AzerbaijanAZNoYesNo192119211990 E31216643813885856
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Sri LankaLKYesYes193119311947 E655913953998477
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Russian FederationRUNoYes191819181993 E1771174397010066..
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Costa RicaCRYesYesYes194919491953 E351639354472997395
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KazakhstanKZYesNoNo1924, 199319241990 E5111478454910010768
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SyriaSYNoNo1949, 195319531973 E61012120464393218..
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ThailandTHYesYes193219321948 A13714504880971175
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GeorgiaGEYesNoNo1918, 19211918, 19211992 E67758482798131451
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BahamasBSYesYesNo1961, 19641961, 19641977 A020185549..9997..
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CubaCUYesYesYes193419341940 E25234363537210022..
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Trinidad & TobagoTTYesNo194619461962 E+A35192786553898104..
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VietnamVNYesYes194619461976 E4262617056698822..
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BrazilBRYesYesYes193219321933 E771012058709710661
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JordanJOYesNoNo197419741989 A7212110594199241069
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TunisiaTNNoYes195919591959 E47231306052951713..
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LibyaLYNo..No19641964.. 0..8100642694......
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BarbadosBBYesNoNo195019501966 A6182012064..100119..
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TajikistanTJNoYes192419241990 E6318120643388......
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MongoliaMNYesNoNo192419241951 E7841306561994371
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VenezuelaVEYesYes194619461948 E266178468629587..
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ArgentinaARYesYesYes194719471951 E20233872706499128..
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PanamaPAYesYes1941, 19461941, 19461946 E271088671..929597
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IraqIQNoYesNo19801980.. 10625937533801310..
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TurkmenistanTMNoNo192719271990 E61817917745100......
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KyrgyzstanKGYesNoNo191819181990 E105237781469898..
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EgyptEGYesNoNo195619561957 E921322082587919666
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MexicoMXYesYesYes194719531952 A111425938567934472
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ColombiaCOYesYesYes195419541954 A21101414085689615960
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JamaicaJMYesNoNo194419441944 E13121666896697157..
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PhilippinesPHYesYes193719371941 E1412211809434627892
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Cape VerdeCVYesYesYes197519751975 E531118230944678......
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BelizeBZYesYesNo195419541984 E+A0111172943195177..
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ParaguayPYYesYes196119611963 E2261413095708284108
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