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Latest items for Liberia

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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May 14, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

According to a 2018 news report, 28.9% of ministerial positions in Liberia (24 out of 83 total positions) are held by women (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Liberia are not legally required to obey their husbands (106). In Liberia, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Liberia (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Liberia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Liberia 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 (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

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

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

Women in Liberia 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 (106). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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: Liberia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Liberia is free and compulsory (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

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

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Liberia (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Liberia, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Liberia 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: Liberia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Liberia (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Liberia 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 Liberia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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: Liberia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Liberia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

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

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

The government of Liberia does not provide 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: Liberia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Liberia 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 (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Liberia 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 (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Liberia 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 (106). Parents in Liberia 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).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Liberia (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Liberia does not provide 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: Liberia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Liberia law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 48% of the total labor force in Liberia (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

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March 25, 2019, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

In Tapita, Nimba County, a court case charging negligent homicide, criminal solicitation, and criminal conspiracy was brought against four individuals after 16-year-old Zaye Doe died after she was forced to undergo FGM/C (while being forcibly initiated into the Sande society). The accused were arraigned, but the second hearing of the case was postponed because the prosecuting attorney was ill. The case was later suspended (23).