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Latest items for Ethiopia

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 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Ethiopia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Ethiopia law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Ethiopia 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 (86). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Ethiopia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Ethiopia 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 (86). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Ethiopia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Ethiopia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (86). A woman in Ethiopia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Ethiopia 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (86). Parents in Ethiopia are not able to work flexibly (86). 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, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Ethiopia law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Ethiopia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Ethiopia, there is no legislation designating head of household status (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Ethiopia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Ethiopia 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 (86). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Ethiopia are not legally required to obey their husbands (86). In Ethiopia, both spouses must agree on how to legally administer marital property (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Ethiopia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Ethiopia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are not civil remedies (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Ethiopia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Ethiopia 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Ethiopia is not free and compulsory (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (86).
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. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Ethiopia now requires the Attorney General to provide free legal aid services to women and others who lack the financial capacity to institute civil actions in federal court" (p. 37).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"38.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Ethiopia (212 out of 547 total seats) are held by women. 41.7% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Ethiopia (49 out of 153 total seats) are held by women"