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April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 18% of the total labor force in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kazakhstan 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 101% 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Kazakhstan law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Kazakhstan 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 (101). 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Kazakhstan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Kazakhstan are legally required to obey their husbands (101). In Kazakhstan, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Kazakhstan 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Kazakhstan cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Kazakhstan cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (101). A woman in Kazakhstan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Kazakhstan 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Kazakhstan law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Kazakhstan 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Kazakhstan, 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kazakhstan 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 101% 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 (101). Parents in Kazakhstan are not able to work flexibly (101). 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 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Kazakhstan is free and compulsory (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Kazakhstan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Kazakhstan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Kazakhstan 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 (101). 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Kazakhstan (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kazakhstan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (101). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (101). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Kazakhstan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (101).
April 15, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“According to the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in 2016 alone, every third murder took place in the family, and as a result of domestic violence, 36 women died and 742 women committed suicide” (para 2).
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
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In establishing rosters of national candidates for election or appointment to international organizations, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies at senior and mid-level posts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focuses on the qualifications of candidates without discrimination on grounds of gender. Efforts are being made to put forward Kazakh nationals to work in United Nations agencies through secondment, and also through the fully-funded programme United Nations Volunteers" (22). "Madina Jarbussynova was until recently the head of the OSCE office of the coordinator of human trafficking (Vienna), Zahra Bektepova is on the staff of the OSCE office of the coordinator for environmental action (Vienna), and a number of Kazakh women are...more