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Latest items for Sierra Leone

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

3.0
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Sierra Leone can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Sierra Leone can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Sierra Leone does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Sierra Leone 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 (132). 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 (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Sierra Leone can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Sierra Leone law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Sierra Leone can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (132). A woman in Sierra Leone can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Sierra Leone 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 (132). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Sierra Leone, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Sierra Leone 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 (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Sierra Leone, there is no legislation designating head of household status (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Sierra Leone 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 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Sierra Leone is free and compulsory (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Sierra Leone can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in sierra Leone are not legally required to obey their husbands (132). In Sierra Leone, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Sierra Leone 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 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (132). Parents in Sierra Leone are not able to work flexibly (132). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).more
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Sierra Leone law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Sierra Leone is not prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Sierra Leone (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Sierra Leone 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (132). 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 (132).
May 11, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Sierra Leone does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (132).
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

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Although rape has been punishable by up to 15 years in prison in the West African, few cases have been successfully prosecuted" (para. 3).