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June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Out of 100,000 births, 410 result in maternal death" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-2

"GREFELS was the first Senegalese association to carry out research on VAW in Senegal, in 1998. The research led to the creation of the still active National Committee for the Struggles against Violence Against Women, with member organizations from most regions of Senegal. GREFELS’ current research for action on CVAW focuses on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, physical violence, violence in conflict, and child marriage" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF, 39% of girls are married by 18 years of age, with 9.7% married by 15" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1

"There is a strong anti-violence against women law in Senegal, which was passed in 1999. However, there is a lack of enforcement. Many judges often dismiss acts of VAW as lesser offences, or release offenders without condemning them. There is a recent case of a famous journalist accused of rape; and there are compromising texts that many are using to try and discredit the claim of rape, especially because of the accused’s fame and status. Women’s groups however are demanding a broader understanding of rape as the lack of consent, even if there were intimate relations before. Expanding understandings of rape and consent is important, and impunity is a key...more
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to our partners, there are strongly entrenched ideas that CVAW is a private issue, and that Islam allows CVAW by men against their spouses or daughters. As the above example demonstrates, patriarchal attitudes still obscure understandings of consent and coercion, particularly in rape" (Pg 35).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"GREFELS is currently undertaking research on women’s experiences crossing borders, and particularly the lack of accountability and corruption of customs officers. In many cases, women are obliged to spend the night at the border, sometimes forced to give bribes, or even have sex with customs officers. GREFELS seeks to demand accountability from the Ministry of Finance who employees customs officials, to put the onus away from only individual responsibility to state responsibility. This is a similar issue for child marriages and other forms of CVAW" (Pg 35).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

Senegal ratified CEDAW on 5 February 1985 (Pg 49). (EJ - Coder Comment).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Senegalese law does not establishe an anti-discrimination commission (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Senegal can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Senegal does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Senegal can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Senegal can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Senegal does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Senegalese 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, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are equal. The mandatory retirment age for men and women are equal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Senegal can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (131). A woman in Senegal can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Senegalese law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Senegal is not 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 (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Senegal cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Senegal, there is legislation designating head of household status (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Senegal can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (131). 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. The mandatory retirment age for men and women are equal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Senegal can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (131). 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. The mandatory retirment age for men and women are equal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 41% of the total labor force in Senegal (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Senegal 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 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 not tax deductible (131).
May 13, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Senegal are not legally required to obey their husbands (131). Women cannot be head of household in the same way as a man. In Senegal, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (131).