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Latest items for Burma/Myanmar

May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Myanmar, there is no legislation designating head of household status (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Myanmar cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (117). A woman in Myanmar can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Myanmar 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 (117). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Myanmar, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Myanmar does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Myanmar law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Myanmar law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Myanmar is not prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Myanmar 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 a diference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. 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 (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Myanmar 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 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 (117). Parents in Myanmar are not able to work flexibly (117). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).more
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Myanmar 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 (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Myanmar can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nyanmar are not legally required to obey their husbands (117). In Myanmar, another party legally administers the property in marriage (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Myanmar can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Myanmar does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 41% of the total labor force in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Myanmar 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Myanmar can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Myanmar can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Myanmar is free and compulsory (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Myanmar law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Myanmar (117).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Myanmar (117).
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

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April 8, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Thiri Aung Tin said her boyfriend had persuaded her to elope, then locked her in a dark room for days on end. It was the start of an ordeal of captivity and verbal abuse that lasted more than two years, she said, and eventually drove her to attempt suicide. When he was arrested in February for abduction and wrongful confinement, two days after she reported him to the police, she hoped he would face adequate punishment. But he was released without bail in early March, and accused only of violating a section of Myanmar’s 19th-century penal code on “cheating” that is sometimes applied to unfaithful partners and carries a maximum...more
April 8, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Women’s rights advocates say the violence is exacerbated by drug and alcohol abuse among men, and by a common attitude among both sexes that women who are abused or raped somehow deserve it. 'It’s victim blaming,' said Evelyn Yu Yu Swe, a partner at Strong Flowers Sexuality Education Services, a company in Yangon, Myanmar’s main city. 'The language they use is: ‘She’s bad. That’s why her husband beat her’'” (para 12-13).
April 8, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Victims have few legal options, advocates say, in part because most relevant statutes are antiquated, having been enacted during the British-colonial era, which ended in 1948. One section of the penal code, for example, criminalizes assault on a woman “with intent to outrage her modesty,” without defining specific offenses" (para 14).