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Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

According to the table, there is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence, nor are there aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

According to the table, the law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

According to the table, the law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value (59). According to the table, mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

According to the table, paid leave of at least 14 weeks is not available to women (59). According to the table, women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the first 14 weeks or the duration of the leave if it is shorter (59). According to the table, the government pays 0% of maternity leave benefits (59). According to the table, there is no paid parental leave (59). According to the table, women are not guaranteed an equivalent position after maternity leave (59). According to the table, the government does support or provide childcare services (59). According to the table, payments for childcare are not tax deductible (59).more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Economy tables by country show that women are not allowed to apply for a passport in the same way as a man in Afghanistan (59). According to the table, women are able to travel outside the country in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women cannot work the same night hours as men (59). According to the table, women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous or morally inappropriate in the same way as men (59). According to the table, women are legally able to perform the same tasks at work as men (59). According to the table, mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1, CL-LAW-1

According to the table, the law does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the table, female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman is not legally able to choose where she lives in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

According to the table, paid leave of at least 14 weeks is not available to women (59). According to the table, women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the first 14 weeks or the duration of the leave if it is shorter (59). According to the table, the government pays 0% of maternity leave benefits (59). According to the table, there is no paid parental leave (59). Accordng to the table, parents cannot work flexibly (59). The ability to work flexibly could mean working from home or taking half days for childcare, and is a form of childcare benefit (SLE - CODER COMMENT). According to the table, the...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

According to the table, women are not able to work in the same industries as men (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, wives are required to obey their husbands (59). According to the table, in marriage, the original owner of any property legally administers said property (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the table, sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

According to the table, the law does not mandate nondiscrimination in employment based on gender (59). According to the table, the law does not prohibit the dismissal of pregnant workers (59). According to the table, there is legislation on sexual harassment in employment (59). According to the table, there is legislaton on sexual harassment in education (59). According to the table, there are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women are able to travel outside the country in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, a woman cannot travel outside of her home in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman is legally able to sign a contract in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, a woman is legally able to register a business in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, a woman is legally able to open a bank account in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (59). According to the table, discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit (59). According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to...more
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

According to the table, there is legislaton on sexual harassment in education (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

According to the table, a woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

According to the table, a woman is legally able to get a job in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, women cannot work the same night hours as men (59). According to the table, women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous or morally inappropriate in the same way as men (59). According to the table, women are not able to work in the same industries as men (59). According to the table, women are legally able to perform the same tasks at work as men (59). According to the table, mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

According to the table, women are not guaranteed an equivalent position after maternity leave (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

According to the table, women cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, a woman is legally able to sign a contract in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

According to the table, primary education is free and compulsory (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to economy tables, women make up 17% of total labor force in Afghanistan (59).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"But now one of Afghanistan's top sports officials has admitted that female footballers - who defied hard-liners and militants by daring to take to the field in the first place - have been sexually abused. And it's not only football - he admitted the problem extends to other sports too. Most women athletes are too frightened to speak publicly about alleged abuse by coaches and sporting officials" (para 2-3). "It's the first formal acknowledgement that persistent allegations made by former members of the women's national football team of rampant abuse by male coaches and others in positions of power may be credible" (para 11). "Speaking to the BBC from Denmark,...more
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"The allegations about the women's football team have particular resonance because it was earlier celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan - and a showcase for the freedoms enjoyed by girls and young women after the fall of the Taliban in 2001" (para 18).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Most women athletes are too frightened to speak publicly about alleged abuse by coaches and sporting officials" (para 3). "Sayed Alireza Aqazada, the secretary general of the federation, whose president Keramuddin Karim is among the accused, repeated previous denials. The women's stories aren't true, he said. No sexual harassment had ever been carried out against any female player" (para 8). "She says she almost lost hope of anything being done about it after she started to document abuse by two coaches. She took her findings to the Afghan Football Federation several years ago. 'Instead of removing them or punishing them', she said, 'they were promoted'" (para 14-15). "She says that...more
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2

"In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women. But now one of Afghanistan's top sports officials has admitted that female footballers - who defied hard-liners and militants by daring to take to the field in the first place - have been sexually abused. And it's not only football - he admitted the problem extends to other sports too" (para 1-2). "Many of the allegations have come from Khalida Popal, a former captain of the Afghan women's national football team who also served as its programme director. She risked her life as a teenager to play football...more
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women" (para 1).