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Latest items for Djibouti

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Djibouti, 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 (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Djibouti, but there are aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Djibouti law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Djibouti is 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 (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Djibouti does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Djibouti does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Djibouti can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (81). A woman in Djibouti can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 42% of the total labor force in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Djibouti 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Djibouti law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Djibouti 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 (81). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Djibouti, and so is discrimination based on marital status (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Djibouti can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Djibouti can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Djibouti are legally required to obey their husbands (81). In Djibouti, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Djibouti 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 (81). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Djibouti 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 (81). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Djibouti is free and compulsory (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Djibouti 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (81). Parents in Djibouti are not able to work flexibly (81). 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).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman may apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Djibouti can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Djibouti law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Djibouti (81).
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
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
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. The law in Djibouti stipulates that wives are required to obey their husbands (114). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified in...more