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Latest items for Lesotho

April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Lesotho can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (106). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (106). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Lesotho, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Lesotho, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Lesotho can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (106). A woman in Lesotho can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Lesotho 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 (106). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Lesotho can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lesotho 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 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 (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Lesotho provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Lesotho is free and compulsory (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Lesotho are not legally required to obey their husbands (106). In Lesotho, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Lesotho can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Lesotho 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 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 (106). Parents in Lesotho are not able to work flexibly (106). 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, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Lesotho can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Lesotho law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Lesotho (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Lesotho 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 (106). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Lesotho law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Lesotho, neither are there aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Lesotho provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Lesotho law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Lesotho is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (106).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Almost 94 percent of women accessing antenatal care were tested for HIV; of that number, 24 percent were HIV-positive. Of the women who tested positive, 91 percent received ARV prophylaxis or Highly Active Anti-Viral Therapy to protect both mother and child" (Pg 24).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under customary law, constitutionally recognized as a parallel legal system, women were disadvantaged with regard to property rights, inheritance, and succession rights" (Pg 17). "The law prohibits discrimination against women in access to employment or credit, education, pay, housing, or in owning or managing businesses. Women, however, faced discrimination in employment, business, and access to credit (see section 7.d.)" (Pg 19).