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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
March 8, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Most recently there has been a vast increase in suicide and domestic violence incidents...the correlation between the two matters over the years clearly indicates a cry for help by the victims of these social ills. Therefore, in an effort to further educate the Bahamian public and to minimize the occurrence of these matters, the Royal Bahamas Police Force wants to provide some insight into the causes and association between domestic violence and suicide” (para 1-2).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the Bahamas can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property. Discrimination based on gender and marital staus is not prohibited in access to credit in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Bahamas is free and compulsory (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in the Bahamas of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 67% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services but childcare payments are not tax deductible (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the Bahamas can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Bahamian law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bahamian law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The Bahamian government provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the Bahamas can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man and sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in the Bahamas of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave and the government pays for 67% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services but childcare payments are not tax deductible (64). Parents in the Bahamas are not able to work flexibly (64). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER...more
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bahamian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are not civil remedies (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the Bahamas can work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, and perform the same tasks at work as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the Bahamas can legally apply for a passport and travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the Bahamas can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the Bahamas can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the Bahamas can legally get a job in the same way as a man, work the same night hours as men, work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, and work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Bahamas are not required to obey their husbands (64). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in the Bahamas (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The Bahamian government provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (64).