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Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Barbados 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, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Barbados can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work at men. Women can work in the same industries as men (65). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Barbados are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Barbados 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 (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Barbados cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (65). A woman in Barbados can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Barbados law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Barbados 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 100% 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. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Barbados provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Barbados can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Barbados can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (65). The ages at which women and men can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Barbados law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but 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 (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Barbados 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 Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Barbados can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Barbados provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
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, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Barbados is free and compulsory (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Barbados can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Barbados 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 100% 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. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (65). Parents in Barbados 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).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
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 0.34 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 7 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 2,063,841 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"In Barbados...a mother can legally register the newborn only when the father is dead, absent or incapable" (p. 29).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"16.7% of seats in the lower/single house of Barbados (5 out of 30 total seats) are held by women. 23.8% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Barbados (5 out of 21 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"11.8% of ministerial positions in Barbados (2 out of 17 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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