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April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in India 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 (96). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in India, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in India is free and compulsory (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in India can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (96). A woman in India can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in India can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of India does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in India can 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (96). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in India are not legally required to obey their husbands (96). In India, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

India law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In India, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in India can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in India cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (96). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in India 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 0% 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 (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-5

India law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

India law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in India 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 (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of India does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in India 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 0% 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 (96). Parents in India are not able to work flexibly (96). 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, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 25% of the total labor force in India (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in India can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

In India, there is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (96).
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

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:05 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Corporate India has made a mockery of an order to appoint women directors by recruiting wives, daughters and even stepmothers, analysts said on Wednesday as the deadline set by regulators for boosting gender diversity in the boardroom passed" (para 1).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:05 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last year imposed a quota of at least one female director on the board of every listed firm... Despite a last-minute rush of appointments to meet the April 1 deadline, more than 100 firms have not complied, and many of those which have, have responded by installing company bosses' female relatives with no professional experience, analysts said" (para. 2 - 3)