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Latest items for Guyana

April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Guyana 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 (93). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Guyana, and so is discrimination based on marital status (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guyana law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Guyana 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 (93). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Guyana 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (93). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Guyana can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Guyana provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guyana 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Guyana can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Guyana can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Guyana law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Guyana provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Guyana are not legally required to obey their husbands (93). In Guyana, each spouse legally administers all of their own original property in marriage (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Guyana, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guyana 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (93). Parents in Guyana are not able to work flexibly (93). 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, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 35% of the total labor force in Guyana (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Guyana cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (93). A woman in Guyana can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Guyana is free and compulsory (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guyana law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Guyana is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (93).
April 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Guyana (93).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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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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