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July 19, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-1

"Women do not have equal inheritance rights in Qatar, as inheritance is governed by sharia law, which allows women to inherit half what a similarly situated male relative would receive (e.g. daughters receive half the amount that sons receive)" (2). Qatar observes Sharia law (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"In the criminal law, the penalty for sexual relations with a person younger than 16 years is life imprisonment. If the individual is the relative, guardian, caretaker, or servant of the victim, the penalty is death; there were no reports this sentence was ever implemented" (p. 16 - 17).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. The law does not permit marriage of persons below these ages except in conformity with religious and cultural norms" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

"Women may attend court proceedings and represent themselves, but a male relative generally represented them. In some cases a woman’s testimony is deemed half that of a man’s, and in some cases a female witness is not accepted at all" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women served... as minister of public health" (p. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory for all citizens through age 18 or nine years of education, whichever comes first. Education is compulsory for noncitizen children, but they pay a nominal fee. Islamic instruction is compulsory for Muslims attending state-sponsored schools" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"HRW reported that extramarital sex is punishable by up to seven years in prison, flogging (for unmarried persons) or the death penalty (for married persons)" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IW-LAW-1

"For example, a non-Muslim wife does not have the automatic right to inherit from her Muslim husband. She receives an inheritance only if her husband wills her a portion of his estate, and even then she is eligible to receive only one-third of the total estate" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"To receive maternity care, a woman must have a marriage certificate, although in practice hospitals will assist in the birth of children of unwed women" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not explicitly criminalized, but a woman may file a complaint" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"The housing law, which governs the government housing system, discriminates against women married to noncitizen men and against divorced women" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship from the father. The government generally registered all births immediately. Female citizens cannot transmit citizenship to their noncitizen husbands or children" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal and carries penalties of imprisonment or fines. In some cases sponsors sexually harassed and mistreated foreign domestic servants" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In November the emir appointed four women to the Shura Council for the first time in the legislative body’s history" (P. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. The law does not permit marriage of persons below these ages except in conformity with religious and cultural norms" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women served... as permanent representative to the United Nations, and ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See" (p. 13).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"No specific law criminalizes domestic violence. According to the NHRC, authorities may prosecute domestic violence as 'general' violence under the criminal law" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Under the Nationality Law, female citizens face legal discrimination, since they are unable to transmit citizenship to their noncitizen husbands and to children born from a marriage to a noncitizen" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"No specific law prohibits child pornography because all pornography is prohibited, but the law specifically criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is life imprisonment, regardless of the age or gender of the victim. If the perpetrator is a relative, teacher, guardian, or caregiver of the victim, the penalty is death. The government enforced the law against rape" (p. 14).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police treated domestic violence as a private family matter rather than a criminal matter and were reluctant to investigate or prosecute reports" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Sisters inherit only one-half as much as their brothers" (p. 15).
June 20, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape" (p. 14).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Qatari 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 not equal, but the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are equal (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Qatar cannot legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Qatar is free and compulsory (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Qatar can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Qatar cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (127).