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Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bahrain can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bahrain law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Bahrain 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 not equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bahrain law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Bahrain 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 Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Bahrain can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (64). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Bahrain of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services and childcare payments are not tax deductible (64). Parents in Bahrain 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, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Bahrain 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, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (64). A woman in Bahrain can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Bahrain is free and compulsory (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally travel outside of her own home in the same way as a man, but she may travel outside the country in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The Bahrain government does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 21% of the total labor force in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The Bahrain government does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Bahrain (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Bahrain of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services and childcare payments are not tax deductible (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bahrain are required to obey their husbands (64). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (64).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.00 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 0 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 260,438 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Bahrain introduced its first domestic violence law, which protects spouses and family members and covers physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Unmarried parents must overcome significant hurdles where the system does not recognize children born outside marriage—as is the case in Bahrain and Nepal—or requires additional procedures for registering their birth, as in Iraq, Jordan and Morocco, where an unmarried parent must obtain a court order to register their child" (p. 29).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Bahrain introduced its first domestic violence law, which protects spouses and family members and covers physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence" (p. 36).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"7.5% of seats in the lower/single house of Bahrain (3 out of 40 total seats) are held by women. 22.5% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Bahrain (9 out of 40 total seats) are held by women"