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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Benin law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are not civil remedies (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Benin cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Benin law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Benin cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Benin can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

There are no laws designating head of household status in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Benin does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Benin 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 at men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (73). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Benin can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Benin 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 50% 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 (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Benin (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Benin 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 is not prohibited in access to credit in Benin and neither is discrimination based on marital status (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Benin does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Benin is free and compulsory (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Benin 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 (73). The ages at which women and men can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Benin 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 50% 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 (73). Parents in Benin are not able to work flexibly (73). 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).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Benin cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (73). A woman in Benin can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Benin are not legally required to obey their husbands (73). The original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Benin law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (73).
March 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Benin cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (73).
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, there is an explicit restriction on a married woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family,” e.g., a provision stating that only husbands can be so designated or that husbands “lead the family” or “represent the family,” or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services. However Benin law does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (90). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified...more
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"7.2% of seats in the lower/single house of Benin (6 out of 83 total seats) are held by women"