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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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Congo cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Congo law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Congo can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property. Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Congo, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Congo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Congo can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Congo cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Congo 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 (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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Congo can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Congo 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 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 (78). Parents in Congo 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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Congo 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 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 (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Congo cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (78). A woman in Congo can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Congo is free and compulsory (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Congo law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Congo is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education or employment. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Congo 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 (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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Congo are not legally required to obey their husbands (78). In Congo, the husband legally administers all marital property (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Congo, 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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Congo 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 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Congo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (78).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Congo
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 Congo law does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (108). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Democratic Republic of Congo reformed its family code to allow married women to sign a contract, get a job, open a bank account and register a business in the same way as married men. It also removed the obligation for a married woman to obey her husband and allows spouses to choose the marital home mutually" (p. 37). "The Democratic Republic of Congo lifted restrictions on women’s ability to work at night in public or private industrial establishments. It also now mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in various aspects of employment, including hiring and promotions" (p. 37). "The Democratic Republic of Congo now prohibits discrimination based on gender in...more