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June 10, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Irene Aborchie-Nyahe, a human rights lawyer based in the country's capital, said that despite strong laws the women are not supported when they report violence. 'Even though our law says the victim is not supposed to be identified, from the moment you speak out, people start pointing fingers; saying you’re a bad girl, you’re a dirty girl', she said. 'Because of the structures of our society, the women who need our help aren’t supported. So when your husband hits you, who’s going to support you? The structure makes women vulnerable'" (para 13-14).
June 10, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In Ghana, where 45 per cent of women experience domestic violence, the Ghana Legal Assistance Network have welcomed the campaign's focus" (para 12).
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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May 14, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"In Ghana, 73 percent of divorce cases handled by the Legal Aid Scheme of Greater Accra were filed by women in 2016-2017, a big shift from the past. Divorce, once considered taboo for conservative Christians, is being presented in some church sermons as a better option than ending up with domestic violence or adultery" (para 20).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Ghana can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Ghana are not legally required to obey their husbands (90). In Ghana, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Ghana can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Ghana 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (90). Parents in Ghana are not able to work flexibly (90). 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
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Ghana does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Ghana, there are no explicit restrictions on a woman becoming 'head of household' or 'head of family' (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Ghana is free and compulsory (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Ghana 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (90). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Ghana does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Ghana 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 (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Ghana law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Ghana is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Ghana can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (90). A woman in Ghana can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Ghana can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Ghana 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 (90). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Ghana, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Ghana (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Ghana law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Ghana 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 (90). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Ghana 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Ghana (90).