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Latest items for Guinea-Bissau

July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The rape law carries a penalty for conviction of two to 12 years in prison" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"There is a statutory rape law prohibiting sex with a person under age 16" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"No law prohibits domestic violence, but it, including wife beating, was widespread" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The child code bans child trafficking and provides for three to 10 years’ imprisonment for conviction of the crime" (p. 12).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and provides penalties for conviction of two to 12 years in prison" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from citizen parents" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C. Conviction for its practice is punishable by a fine of up to five million CFA francs ($9,190) and five years in prison" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Muslim preachers and scholars called for the eradication of FGM/C. The Joint Program on FGM/C of the UN Population Fund and UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Justice to strengthen the dissemination and application of the law by building the capacities of officials responsible for program implementation" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 16 for both genders" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The 102-member National Assembly had only 14 female members" (p. 7).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The April 2017 UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau’s Report on the Right of Health in Guinea-Bissau estimated that 45 percent of the female population had undergone the FGM/C procedure" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-LAW-3

"The law permits prosecution of rape only when reported by the victim, which observers noted was rare due to victims’ fear of social stigma and retribution" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"There is no law prohibiting sexual harassment, and it was widespread" (p. 8).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guinea-Bissau law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Guinea-Bissau is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment, or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Guinea-Bissau can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (92). A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guinea-Bissau law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Guinea-Bissau provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Guinea-Bissau cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men. Women are not 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 (92). There is no legislation on pension benefits or mandatory retirement ages for men and women (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Guinea-Bissau is not free and compulsory (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Guinea-Bissau provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guinea-Bissau 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 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 (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Guinea-Bissau cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guinea-Bissau 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 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 (92). Parents in Guinea-Bissau are not able to work flexibly (92). 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