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Latest items for Jamaica

April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Jamaica law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
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 Jamaica can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Jamaica 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 (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 43% of the total labor force in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Jamaica 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 (99). Parents in Jamaica are not able to work flexibly (99). 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, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Jamaica provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Jamaica can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (99). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (99). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Jamaica, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Jamaica 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 equal (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

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 (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Jamaica provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Jamaica is free and compulsory (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Jamaica, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Jamaica can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (99). A woman in Jamaica can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Jamaica can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (99). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Jamaica can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Jamaica are not legally required to obey their husbands (99). In Jamaica, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Jamaica law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Jamaica is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Jamaica 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (99). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Jamaica (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Jamaica can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (99).
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 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"17.5% of seats in the lower/single house of Jamaica (11 out of 63 total seats) are held by women. 23.8% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Jamaica (5 out of 21 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"16.7% of ministerial positions in Jamaica (3 out of 18 total positions) are held by women"