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Latest items for Bangladesh

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bangladesh 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 (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bangladesh are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bangladesh law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Bangladesh does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bangladesh can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bangladesh 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 (65). Parents in Bangladesh are not able to work flexibly (65). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Bangladesh can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (65). A woman in Bangladesh can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Bangladesh does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bangladesh law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Bangladesh 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 (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Bangladesh can 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 mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Bangladesh can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 29% of the total labor force in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Bangladesh law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. Mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Bangladesh is free and compulsory (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Bangladesh 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 (65). The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bangladesh can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Bangladesh now prohibits women from carrying, lifting or removing weighty goods and instruments. It also establishes different weight-lifting thresholds for men and women" (p. 36).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"20.3% of seats in the lower/single house of Bangladesh (71 out of 350 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"6.3% of ministerial positions in Bangladesh (2 out of 32 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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