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Latest items for Laos

April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Laos can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Laos can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Laos can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Laos 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 not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Laos law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Laos provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Laos 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 (104). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Laos 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 not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (104). Parents in Laos are not able to work flexibly (104). 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).more
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Laos 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 (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Laos provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Laos can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (104). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (104). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Laos, but discrimination based on marital status is not (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Laos are not legally required to obey their husbands (104). In Laos, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Laos, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Laos is free and compulsory (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Laos law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Laos is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Laos (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Laos 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 (104). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Laos can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (104). A woman in Laos can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (104).
April 8, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Nearly half of all women who were physically abused by their husbands reported frequent physical injuries, and victims of violence are four times more likely to consider suicide” (para 7).
April 8, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“In addition to physical injuries, there is also considerable impact on the mental health of the women [victims of domestic violence]. They may be nervous, anxious, scared of their husbands, worried about making decisions, no longer confident and have low self-esteem. The women may contemplate suicide but don’t carry it out due to concerns over their children” (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

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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

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