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Latest items for Nicaragua

May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Nicaragua can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (119). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Nicaragua, and so is discrimination based on marital status (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Nicaragua can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Nicaragua 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 60% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 0.62 between leave reserved for men and women relative to leave reserved for men as a function of who pays. 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 (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Nicaraguan law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Nicaragua provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Nicaragua can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Nicaragua is free and compulsory (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Nicaragua 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 60% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 0.62 between leave reserved for men and women relative to leave reserved for men as a function of who pays. 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 (119). Parents in Nicaragua are not able to work flexibly (119). Working flexibly,...more
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Nicaragua can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (119). A woman in Nicaragua can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 39% of the total labor force in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Nicaragua, there is no legislation designating head of household status (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Nicaragua 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 (119). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nicaragua are not legally required to obey their husbands (119). In Nicaragua, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Nicaraguan law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Nicaraguan law does mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Nicaragua is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties, but not civil remedies for sexual harrasment in employment (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Nicaragua provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Nicaragua can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Nicaragua 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 can work in the same industries as men (119). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Nicaragua can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (119).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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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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