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Aug. 3, 2019, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe recognize the inheritance rights of multiple wives" (10)
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"One major milestone for Mutua came in 2014 when she was chosen among other artists to represent her country at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. That, she says, marked a shift in attitudes among Kenyans." (para 18).
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"This is a defiant act in Mutua's native Kenya, where it's taboo for women to drum." (para 4). ""There's been a ton of problems I've faced as a female percussionist," she tells CNN." (para 6). "While her ability seems effortless, growing up in part of the world where it's often forbidden for women to play such a symbolically potent musical instrument, the 29-year-old has had to work hard for recognition." (para 7). ""Drumming has been a subject of taboo to women in Africa and me rising as a percussionist and going publicly with it and making a living out of it is problematic to some people," she says." (para 8)....more
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Kenya law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Kenya is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are no criminal penalties (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Kenya are not legally required to obey their husbands (101). In Kenya, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Kenya is free and compulsory (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kenya 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 (101). Parents in Kenya 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, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Kenya can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (101). A woman in Kenya can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kenya 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 Kenya, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Kenya can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Kenya 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 (101). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Kenya, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Kenya (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Kenya law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Kenya (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Kenya 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 can work in the same industries as men (101). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Kenya can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
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, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Kenya provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Kenya can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Kenya (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Kenya (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kenya 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 (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Kenya (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Kenya law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Kenya provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Kenya (101).