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April 6, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Shahira is one of a growing number of Ugandans returning home from Oman with tales of abuse, such as employers confiscating their passports and phones, denying them food and working long hours without receiving their full salaries. Uganda banned its nationals in 2016 from working in Oman. But a parliamentary report documenting the deaths of 48 Ugandans in the Middle East since January - 34 by committing suicide - shows the ban is being flouted, sparking calls for more effective action” (para 5-7).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The age of legal marriage for men and women is 18 years, although a judge may permit a person to marry younger when the judge or family deemed the marriage was in the minor’s interest" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits health care practitioners and parents and guardians from performing 'traditional practices' that may harm the health of a child, but does not explicitly ban female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)… The government held outreach events at mosques, hospitals, and schools and aired television programs about the harm “traditional practices” may have on children" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize spousal rape" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"The Ministry of Interior requires citizens to obtain permission to marry foreigners, except nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, whom citizens may marry without restriction; authorities do not automatically grant permission, which is particularly difficult for Omani women to obtain. Citizen marriage to a foreigner abroad without ministry approval may result in denial of entry for the foreignspouse at the border and preclude children from claiming citizenship and residency rights. It also may result in a bar from government employment and a fine of 2,000 rials ($5,200)" (5).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government operated a shelter for victims of domestic violence" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Child marriage occurred in rural communities as a traditional practice" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law favors male heirs in adjudicating inheritance" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law entitles women to paid maternity leave and equal pay for equal work" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Although some educated women held positions of authority in government, business, and media, many women faced job discrimination based on cultural norms" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically address domestic violence, and judicial protection orders from domestic violence do not exist" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law entitles women to paid maternity leave" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women in the political process" (12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Allegations of spousal abuse in civil courts handling family law cases reportedly were common" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced the law when individuals reported cases… According to diplomatic observers, police investigations resulted in few rape convictions" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There were no reliable statistics on the prevalence of FGM/C, but some reports suggested it was practiced" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Foreign nationals working as domestic employees occasionally reported that their sponsors or employees of labor recruitment agencies had sexually abused them" (13). "The Ministry of Health noted that sexual abuse most commonly involved children of both sexes between the ages of six to 12 and was committed by close relatives or friends of the family" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Victims of domestic violence may file a complaint with police, and reports suggested that police responded promptly and professionally" (13-14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"During the Majlis al-Shura elections in 2015, voters elected one woman as a representative" (12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Women married to noncitizens may not transmit citizenship to their children and cannot sponsor their noncitizen husband’s or children’s presence in the country. The law provides for transmission of citizenship at birth if the father is a citizen; if the mother is a citizen and the father is unknown; or if a child of unknown parents is found in the country... Children from a marriage between an Omani woman and a non-Omani man are not eligible for citizenship and are vulnerable to being stateless" (14). "Citizenship is derived from the father. Women married to noncitizens may not transmit citizenship to their children, and there were a few reported cases of...more
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Development is the umbrella-organization for women’s issues. The ministry provided support for women’s economic development through the Oman Women’s Association and local community development centers" (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

""The law criminalizes rape with penalties of up to 15 years in prison" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women in the political process, and they did participate" (12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography are punishable by no fewer than five years’ imprisonment… Authorities do not charge minors… Soliciting a child for prostitution is prohibited" (15-16).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Despite legal protections for women from forced marriage, deeply embedded tribal practices ultimately compel most citizen women towards or away from a choice of spouse" (5).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Local interpretations of Islamic law and practice of cultural traditions, in social and legal institutions discriminated against women" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Oman has a large number of female migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, many of whom are employed as domestic workers. NGOs based outside of Oman, such as Human Rights Watch, and embassies of labor-sending countries allege that domestic workers face discrimination, to include physical, sexual, and psychological abuse" (10). "Some men and women from South and Southeast Asia, employed as domestic workers or low-skilled workers in the construction, agriculture, and service sectors, faced working conditions indicative of forced labor, including withholding of passports, restrictions on movement, usurious recruitment fees, nonpayment of wages, long working hours without food or rest, threats, and...more
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically address domestic violence, and judicial protection orders from domestic violence do not exist. Charges could be brought, however, under existing statutes outlawing assault, battery, and aggravated assault, which can carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison" (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The law provides that an adult may become a citizen by applying for citizenship and subsequently residing legally in the country for 20 years or 10 years if married to a male citizen" (14).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (14).