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Latest items for Guinea

April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Guinea can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guinea law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Guinea is not free and compulsory (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Guinea, 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 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guinea law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Guinea is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are no civil remedies (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Guinea 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 (92). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Guinea, and so is discrimination based on marital status (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
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 can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Guinea 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 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are 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 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Guinea law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Guinea are not legally required to obey their husbands (92). In Guinea, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Guinea can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (92). A woman in Guinea can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Guinea does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Guinea does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Guinea 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (92). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Guinea 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 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are 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 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 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Guinea cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Guinea can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (92). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (92).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
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. However, the law in Guinea does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (134). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Guinea prohibited discrimination based on gender and marital status when accessing goods and services, including financial services" (p. 38). "Guinea criminalized sexual harassment, including in the workplace" (p. 38).