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Latest items for Belarus

June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"27.3% of seats in the parliament of Belarus are held by women" (para 4).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

3.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
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: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
March 8, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Unknown activists have hanged out torn and seemingly blood-stained ladies underwear and one men’s shirt on seven trees in Gorky Park in Minsk. The papers bearing inscriptions...‘Every fourth female suicide in Belarus is a consequence of domestic violence’” (para 1-2)
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Belarus can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (66). A woman in Belarus can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Belarus is free and compulsory (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Belarus 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 Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Belarus law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Belarus 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 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 (66). Parents in Belarus are not able to work flexibly (66). 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. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Belarus 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 (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Belarus law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Belarus provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Belarus can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Belarus are not required to obey their husbands (66). When determining who legally administers marital property, both spouses must agree (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Belarus can legally sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Belarus 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 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 (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Belarus provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Belarus can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Belarus 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. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (66). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (66).