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Latest items for Guinea-Bissau

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

Guinea-Bissau law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. 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: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Guinea-Bissau are not legally required to obey their husbands (92). In Guinea-Bissau, the husband in a marriage legally administers all marital property and need not consult his wife in making decisions even regarding her own separate property (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally sign a contract in the same way as a man, but she may not register a business or open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (92). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Guinea-Bissau, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Guinea-Bissau, 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 (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Guinea-Bissau cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work 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: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Guinea-Bissau (92).
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

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"13.7% of seats in the lower/single house of Guinea-Bissau (14 out of 102 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"0.0% of ministerial positions in Guinea-Bissau (0 out of 24 total positions) are held by women"