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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Lebanon law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Lebanon can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (105). A woman in Lebanon can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Lebanon is free and compulsory (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Lebanon 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (105). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lebanon 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105). Parents in Lebanon are not able to work flexibly (105). 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: Lebanon
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Lebanon does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Lebanon can 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 (105). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Lebanon law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Lebanon 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 (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Lebanon law does notestablish an anti-discrimination commission (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Lebanon are not legally required to obey their husbands (105). In Lebanon, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Lebanon can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (105). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (105). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Lebanon, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lebanon 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 24% of the total labor force in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Lebanon, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Lebanon can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Lebanon (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Lebanon can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Lebanon can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Lebanon does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (105).
April 8, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“A total of 17 cases of [domestic violence] were recorded last year in Lebanon, a country of around four million inhabitants, including those ow women killed by their husbands but also that of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after a forced marriage” (para 6).
April 8, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Tragic tales of domestic worker abuse in Lebanon are common, but a film showing an Ethiopian maid dragged along a street in Beirut just days before she was found hanged from her bed sheets has rattled lebanon’s conscience...Dechasa’s case is by no means isolated - Human Rights Watch says, on average, one domestic worker a week in Lebanon either kills herself or falls from a high building to her death” (para 1-16)