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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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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 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Estonia is free and compulsory (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Estonia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is 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 (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Estonia, but aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member exist (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Estonia, there is no legislation designating head of household status (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Estonia 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). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
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, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Estonia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Estonia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is 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 (85). Parents in Estonia 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).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Estonia 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). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Estonia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Estonia are not legally required to obey their husbands (85). In Estonia, both spouses must agree on how to legally administer marital property (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Estonia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Estonia law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
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, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Estonia law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Estonia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Estonia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (85). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Estonia, but discrimination based on marital status is not (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Estonia (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Estonia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Estonia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Estonia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (85).
March 29, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Estonia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (85). A woman in Estonia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (85).
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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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 1.12 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 3 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 267,610 in that year.