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July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape and convicted rapists face penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 15)."The minimum age for consensual sex and marriage is 15 for girls and 18 for boys" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. Perpetrators convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornography-related offense may be sentenced to between two and five years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction range from two months’ to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. Perpetrators convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornography-related offense may be sentenced to between two and five years’ imprisonment... Conviction of possession of pornography is punishable by imprisonment of six months to one year and a fine of up to 222,000 CFA francs ($392)" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Discussing rape remained taboo, and women often opted not to report it due to shame or fear of reprisal" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"NGOs reported sexual harassment of women in the military was pervasive" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Women virtually never filed complaints, due to shame or fear of reprisal, although the government operated a counseling group to provide support for abuse victims. The government provided in-kind support to an NGO center to assist victims of domestic violence and through the center’s work, police intervened in response to incidents of domestic violence" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The law requires a married woman to obtain her husband’s permission to receive a passport and to travel abroad" (p. 10).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No law prohibits sexual harassment, and it remained a widespread problem" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Due to high rates of early pregnancy, girls were less likely to complete school than were boys" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is conferred through one’s parents and not by birth in the country. At least one parent must be a citizen to transmit citizenship" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of October women held… 18 of 120 National Assembly seats, and 19 of 102 Senate seats. The president of the Senate was a woman." (p. 13).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although education is compulsory until age 16 and tuition-free through completion of high school, it often was unavailable after sixth grade in rural areas" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of child trafficking is punishable by fines of up to 10 million to 20 million CFA francs ($16,668-$35,336); these penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As of October women held only five of 26 ministerial positions" (p. 13).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence" (p. 16).
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: 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 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Gabon 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 (88). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Gabon can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Gabon provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Gabon 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 (88). Parents in Gabon are not able to work flexibly (88). 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, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Gabon are legally required to obey their husbands (88). In Gabon, the husband legally administers all marital property (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Gabon, 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 (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Gabon provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Gabon law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Gabon (88).