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April 15, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Female workers in some exportoriented industries and the agricultural sector continued to report being required to take pregnancy tests as a condition of employment" (p. 33).
April 15, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 18. There is no statutory rape law, but the penalty for rape of a minor under age 12 is 15 to 20 years in prison, or nine to 13 years in prison if the victim is age 13 or older." (p.24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties of up to four years in prison for domestic violence; however, if a victim’s physical injuries do not reach the severity required to categorize the violence as a criminal act, the only legal penalty for a first offense is a sentence of one to three months of community service... The law provides a maximum sentence of three years in prison for disobeying a restraining order connected with the crime of intrafamilial violence" (p. 23).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"In cooperation with the UN Development Program, the government operated consolidated reporting centers in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula where women could report crimes, seek medical and psychological attention, and receive other services. These reporting centers were in addition to the 298 government-operated women’s offices--one in each municipality--that provided a wide array of services to women, focusing on education, personal finance, health, social and political participation, environmental stewardship, and prevention of gender-based violence" (p. 23).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to government statistics, 10 percent of women married before age 15 and 37 percent before age 18" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, including spousal rape. The government considers rape a crime of public concern, and the state prosecutes rapists even if victims do not press charges" (p. 23).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth in the country, from the citizenship of their parents, or by naturalization" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use of children under 18 for exhibitions or performances of a sexual nature or in the production of pornography" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The penalties for rape range from three to nine years’ imprisonment" (p. 23)
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to a 2013 study by the National Institute for Women, employers paid women an average of 16 percent less than they paid men for comparable work" (p. 33).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Transgender women were particularly vulnerable to employment and education discrimination; many could find employment only as sex workers, substantially increasing their risk of violence" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for facilitating child sex trafficking are 10 to 15 years in prison, with fines ranging from one million to 2.5 million lempiras ($42,400 to $106,000)" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women, however, suffered political violence, which ranged from harassment for voting against party lines to receiving death threats for their political participation" (p. 20).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"On July 12, the congress amended the law to raise the minimum legal age of marriage for both boys and girls to 18 with parental consent. It was previously 16 for girls with parental consent" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Honduras is free and compulsory (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Honduras can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Honduras provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Honduras can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Honduras can 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 (94). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Honduras law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Honduras is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Honduras can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can 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 can work in the same industries as men (94). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Honduras (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Honduras law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Honduras (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Honduras, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Honduras can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (94). A woman in Honduras can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Honduras provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (94).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Honduras are not legally required to obey their husbands (94). In Honduras, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (94).