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Latest items for Eritrea

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 10, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to the 2018 CIA database, 15% of ministerial positions in Eritrea (3 out of 20 total positions) are held by women. This equates to a 2 on a 0 to 4 scale and suggests mediocre representation of women in ministerial positions (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
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

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March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Eritrea law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. There is no legislation on mandatory retirement ages or pension benefits for men and women in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Eritrea can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (85). A woman in Eritrea can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

There is no data provided on the percentage women make up of the total labor force in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Eritrea 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 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 (85). Parents in Eritrea are not able to work flexibly (85). 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 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Eritrea 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 (85). There is no legislation on mandatory retirement ages or pension benefits for men and women (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Eritrea law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Eritrea is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties but no civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Eritrea can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Eritrea provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Eritrea provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Eritrea can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Eritrea are not legally required to obey their husbands (85). In Eritrea, both spouses must agree on how to legally administer marital property (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Eritrea can legally register a business and open a bank account in the same way as a man, but she may not sign a contract in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (85). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Eritrea, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Eritrea can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Eritrea (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Eritrea 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 (85). There is no legislation on mandatory retirement ages or pension benefits for men and women (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Eritrea 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 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 (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Eritrea, there is no legislation designating head of household status (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Eritrea is free and compulsory (85).
March 29, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Eritrea law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (85).
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

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