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June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual relations with a child under 18 years of age" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children is illegal, and conviction carries penalties of two to five years in prison and a fine of 200,000 to two million ouguiyas ($563 to $5,630)" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual relations with a child under 18 years of age, with penalties of six months to two years in prison and a 120,000 to 180,000 ouguiyas ($338 to $507) fine" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"As in years past, wealthy rape suspects reportedly avoided prosecution or, if prosecuted, avoided prison. Families of the victim commonly reached an agreement with the perpetrator for monetary compensation.. Female slaves, both women and girls, were routinely subjected to rape by their masters and forced to bear their children. These victims were vulnerable to sharia against extramarital sex that can incur harsh punishments. There were cases in the past where female slaves attempted to prosecute their master" (p. 17).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal marriage age is 18, but authorities rarely enforced the law, and child marriage was widespread. Since consensual sex outside of marriage is illegal, a legal guardian can ask local authorities to permit a girl younger than 18 to marry" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The law reserves at least 20 seats in the National Assembly for women" (p. 14).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Of the country’s 29 ministers, nine were women" (p. 14).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Rapists who are single men face penalties of forced labor and whipping, and married rapists are subject to the death penalty... Spousal abuse and domestic violence are illegal, but there are no specific penalties for domestic violence" (pp. 17).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law mandates six years of school attendance for all children, but the law was not effectively enforced" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law a person generally derives citizenship from one’s father. One can derive citizenship from one’s mother under either of the following conditions: if the mother is a citizen and the father’s nationality is unknown or he is stateless, or if the child was born in the country to a citizen mother and the child repudiates the father’s nationality a year before reaching majority. Children born abroad to citizen mothers and foreign men can acquire citizenship one year before reaching the majority age of 18. Minor children of parents who are naturalized citizens are also eligible for citizenship" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (p. 17).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rapists who are single men face penalties of forced labor and whipping, and married rapists are subject to the death penalty" (pp. 17).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

"One of these is the forced feeding of adolescent girls prior to marriage, practiced by some Beydane families" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law states that any act or attempt to damage a girl’s sexual organs is punishable by imprisonment and a fine of 120,000 to 300,000 ouguiyas ($338 to $845)" (p. 17).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"According to sharia as applied in the country, the testimony of two women was necessary to equal that of one man" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"There are no laws against sexual harassment. Women’s NGOs reported that it was a common problem in the workplace" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The courts granted only half as large an indemnity to the family of a female victim as that accorded to the family of a male victim. The personal status code provides a framework for the consistent application of secular law and sharia-based family law, but judicial officials did not always respect it"(p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the 2013 legislative elections, 31 women held seats in the 147-member National Assembly" (p. 14).
June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The possession of child pornography is illegal, with penalties of two months to one year in prison and a 160,000 to 300,000 ouguiyas ($450 to $845) fine" (p. 19).
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 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Mauritania law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Mauritania is not 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 (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Mauritania 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 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 (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Mauritania (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 31% of the total labor force in Mauritania (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Mauritania (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Mauritania can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (112). Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property (112). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Mauritania, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (112).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Mauritania can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (112). A woman in Mauritania can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (112).