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Latest items for Madagascar

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

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April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Madagascar, 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 (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Madagascar can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Madagascar, but aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member exist (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Madagascar can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (109). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (109). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Madagascar and neither is discrimination based on marital status (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Madagascar are not legally required to obey their husbands (109). In Madagascar, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Madagascar provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Madagascar can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Madagascar 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 50% 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 (109). Parents in Madagascar are not able to work flexibly (109). 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 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Madagascar can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Madagascar is free and compulsory (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Madagascar can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not 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 (109). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Madagascar can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (109). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Madagascar law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Madagascar law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Madagascar is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Madagascar 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 (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Madagascar provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Madagascar (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Madagascar can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (109). A woman in Madagascar can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Madagascar 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 50% 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 (109).
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

3.0
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. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, there is an explicit restriction on a married woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family,” e.g., a provision stating that only husbands can be so designated or that husbands “lead the family” 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. The law in Madagascar does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (164). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is...more