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Latest items for Burkina Faso

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, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso and neither is discrimination based on marital status (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Burkina Faso provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Burkina Faso can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (77). A woman in Burkina Faso can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Burkina Faso are not legally required to obey their husbands (77). In Burkina Faso, when determining who legally administers marital property, both spouses must agree (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Burkina Faso 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 (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Burkina Faso can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Burkina Faso can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

There are no laws designating head of household status in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Burkina Faso law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Burkina Faso is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are not civil remedies (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Burkina Faso cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Burkina Faso can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Burkina Faso law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Burkina Faso can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 45% of the total labor force in Burkina Faso (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Burkina Faso is free and compulsory (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Burkina Faso 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 does support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Burkina Faso provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Burkina Faso 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 (77). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Burkina Faso 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 does support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (77). Parents in Burkina Faso are not able to work flexibly (77). 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, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Burkina Faso 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 (77). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Burkina Faso (77).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"11.0% of seats in the upper/single house of Burkino Faso (14 out of 127 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"13.0% of ministerial positions in Burkino Faso (3 out of 23 total positions) are held by women"