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April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Iraq, neither are there aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Iraq is free and compulsory (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Iraq cannot legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Iraq 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (97). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The. mandatory retirement ages for women and men are not equal (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Iraq can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (97). A woman in Iraq cannot legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Iraq 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 (97). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are not equal (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Iraq can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (97). However, since women are legally required to obey their husbands, they may not actually have access to these freedoms (SLE - CODER COMMENT).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Iraq can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (97). However, women are legally required to obey their husbands, which may prevent them from taking advantage of economic freedoms such as registering a business, entering into contracts, or having their own bank accounts if their husband so desires (SLE - CODER COMMENT). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (97). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Iraq, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Iraq law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Iraq cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Iraq 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Iraq does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Iraq 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (97). Parents in Iraq are not able to work flexibly (97). 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).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Iraq law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Iraq is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties but no civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Iraq does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Iraq, 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 (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 20% of the total labor force in Iraq (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Iraq law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are not equal (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Iraq are legally required to obey their husbands (97). In Iraq, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (97).
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

4.0
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

2.0
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

4.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Iraq's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 14. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).