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Latest items for Botswana

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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: 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 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

There are no laws designating head of household status in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Botswana law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Botswana law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Botswana is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedis for sexual harassment in employment (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Botswana is not free and compulsory (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Botswana 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 Botswana and neither is discrimination based on marital status (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Botswana can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Botswana does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Botswana can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Botswana are not legally required to obey their husbands (75). In Botswana, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Botswana law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Botswana of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (75). Parents in Botswana are not able to work flexibly (75). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit...more
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Botswana cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (75). A woman in Botswana can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Botswana does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Botswana can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Botswana can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Botswana can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (75). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Botswana 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (75). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Botswana of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Botswana (75).
March 15, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Botswana can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (75).