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Latest items for D R Congo

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
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 10, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to the 2018 CIA database, 5.7% of ministerial positions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3 out of 52 total positions) are held by women. This equates to a 4 on a 0 to 4 scale and suggests very poor representation of women in ministerial positions (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
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 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Democratic Republic of the Congo law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Democratic Republic of the Congo can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are 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 not equal (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Democratic Republic of the Congo can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on whether or not women can apply for a national ID card in the same way as men (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Democratic Republic of the 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 prohibited in access to credit in Democratic Republic of the Congo, but discrimination based on marital status is not (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Democratic Republic of the Congo can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Democratic Republic of the 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 0% 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (77). Parents in Democratic Republic of the Congo 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...more
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Democratic Republic of the Congo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Democratic Republic of the Congo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Democratic Republic of the Congo can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (77). A woman in Democratic Republic of the Congo can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Democratic Republic of the 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 0% 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Democratic Republic of the Congo law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 no civil remedies (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Democratic Republic of the Congo is free and compulsory (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Democratic Republic of the 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (77). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Democratic Republic of the Congo can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Democratic Republic of the 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 not equal (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Democratic Republic of the Congo are not legally required to obey their husbands (77). In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the husband legally administers all marital property (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Democratic Republic of the Congo (77).
March 22, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Democratic Republic of 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 (77).