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April 15, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Family disintegration, domestic violence and sexual harassment are key factors that force some women to commit suicide in Jordan, according to a study by the Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)” (para 1).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Jordan cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Jordan law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Jordan is not 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 (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Jordan cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (100). A woman in Jordan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 18% of the total labor force in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Jordan 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 ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Jordan 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100). Parents in Jordan are not able to work flexibly (100). 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 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Jordan cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (100). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Jordan, 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 (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Jordan is free and compulsory (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Jordan cannot 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 (100). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Jordan 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 guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Jordan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (100). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (100). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Jordan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Jordan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Jordan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Jordan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Jordan law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Jordan are legally required to obey their husbands (100). In Jordan, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Jordan can legally travel outside the country in the same way as a man, but she may not travel outside her own home in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Jordan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (100).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
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