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

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May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Paraguay can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Paraguay provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Paraguayan law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Paraguay 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 (124). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Paraguay, but discrimination based on marital status is not (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Paraguay are not legally required to obey their husbands (124). In Paraguay, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Paraguay is free and compulsory (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Paraguay can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Paraguay provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Paraguay can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Paraguay 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 (124). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Paraguay 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 a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women 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 tax deductible (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Paraguay can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Paraguayan law does mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are equal (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Paraguay can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (124). A woman in Paraguay can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Paraguay, there is no legislation designating head of household status (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Paraguay 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 a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women 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 tax deductible (124). Parents in Paraguay are not able to work flexibly (124). Working flexibly, such as...more
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Paraguay 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 (124). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Paraguayan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Paraguay is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are criminal penalties, but not civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 40% of the total labor force in Paraguay (124).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"According to the latest information available, the National Police had 16 specialized units to assist victims of domestic violence, and 118 officers were assigned to these stations" (p. 16). "There was one government shelter for abused children, mainly girls, comanaged by a Roman Catholic organization. In many cities the municipal council for children’s rights assisted abused and neglected children" (p. 17).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consent is 14 when married and 16 when not married" (p. 18).
April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"For nonintercourse sexual abuse of a minor, the maximum sentence is up to three years or a fine. For cases involving intercourse, authorities can increase the sentence to 10 years" (p. 18).