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Latest items for Libya

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 25% of the total labor force in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Libya law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for wmen and men are not equal (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Libya are not legally required to obey their husbands (107). In Libya, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Libya does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Libya does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Libya is free and compulsory (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Libya can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Libya can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Libya can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (107). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (107). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Libya, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Libya 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 (107). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are not equal (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Libya (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Libya, but there are aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Libya can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (107). A woman in Libya can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Libya 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 (107). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are not equal (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Libya law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Libya law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Libya 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 (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Libya, there is an explicit restriction on a woman becoming head of household or head of family, e.g., a provision stating that only men or husbands can be so designated or that men lead or represent the family, or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Libya 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (107). Parents in Libya are not able to work flexibly (107). 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, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Libya can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Libya 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (107).
April 8, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

One woman told Human Rights Watch that her brother-in-law threatened her after her husband took her to a doctor: ‘I went back to my family’s home and stayed in a room alone—they would bring me a tray of food and leave,’ she said. ‘My brother-in-law came then and told me, ‘Either you commit suicide, or we kill you and make it look like a suicide, or an accident will happen. Someone will clean a weapon and will kill you, accidentally’” (para 18).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
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

3.0