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Latest items for Burundi

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Burundi can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Aspects related to inheritance rights for sons and daughters fall under unwritten custom in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Burundi can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Burundi 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. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Burundi 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 not 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 (78). Parents in Burundi are not able to work flexibly (78). 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, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Burundi 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 (78). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Burundi is not free or compulsory (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Burundi 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 not 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 (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Burundi provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Burundi are not legally required to obey their husbands (78). In Burundi, when determining who legally administers marital property, both spouses must agree (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Burundi 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 (78). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Burundi can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Burundi 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 Burundi and neither is discrimination based on marital status (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Burundi can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Burundi can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Aspects related to inheritance rights for surviving spouses fall under unwritten custom or judicial discretion in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Burundi provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Burundi, there is an explicit restriction on a woman becoming head of household or head of family, e.g., a provision stating that only men or husbands can be so designated or that men lead 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 (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Burundi law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 52% of the total labor force in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Burundi can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (78). A woman in Burundi can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Burundi (78).
March 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Burundi law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Burundi is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (78).
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
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 Burundi law does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (100). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified...more