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Latest items for Gabon

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).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Gabon law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Gabon is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education or employment. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, neither are there civil remedies (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Gabon cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (88). A woman in Gabon can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Gabon cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 40% of the total labor force in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Gabon law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. 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: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

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).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Gabon cannot 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 cannot work in the same industries 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: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Gabon can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Gabon is free and compulsory (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Gabon (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Gabon can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property (88). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Gabon, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (88).
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: Gabon
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 Gabon stipulates that wives are required to obey their husbands (126). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified in...more