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Latest items for Brunei

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
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 27, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"According to statistics from 2014-2017, the Royal Brunei Police Force has recorded 35 suicide cases – six cases in 2014, eight each in 2015 and 2016 and 13 in 2017. Twenty-six out of the 35 cases involved foreigners and majority of the victims are males (30)" (para 13-14).
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 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Brunei law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Brunei 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 (76). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Brunei is free and compulsory (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Brunei can legally travel outside the country in the same way as a man, but she may not travel outside of her home without permission (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Brunei provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Brunei cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Brunei 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 40% 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 (76). Parents in Brunei are not able to work flexibly (76). 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
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Brunei 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 40% 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 (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Brunei provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

There are no laws designating head of household status in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Brunei 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 (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Brunei 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 (76). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Brunei are legally required to obey their husbands (76). In Brunei, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Brunei can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (76). A woman in Brunei can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Brunei law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Brunei is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 43% of the total labor force in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Brunei can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Brunei (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Brunei can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Brunei can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (76).
March 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Brunei 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 Brunei and neither is discrimination based on marital status (76).