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

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May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Solomon Islands, there is no legislation designating head of household status (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Solomon Islands are not legally required to obey their husbands (134). In the Solomon Islands, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the Solomon Islands can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 44% of the total labor force in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Solomon Islands law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Solomon Island 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 (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the Solomon Islands 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 (134). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in the Solomon Islands, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in the Solomon Islands of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the Solomon Islands of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (134). Parents in the Solomon Islands are not able to work flexibly (134). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be...more
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the Solomon Islands can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the Solomon Islands can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot 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 (134). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the Solomon Islands can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of the Solomon Islands provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the Solomon Islands cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (134). A woman in the Solomon Islands can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of the Solomon Islands provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the Solomon Islands (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the Solomon Islands cannot 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 (134). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Solomon Islands is not free and compulsory (134).
May 8, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Solomon Island law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the Solomon Islands 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 (134).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is a crime under the law… In May the government officially launched a National Policy to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls, 2016-2020. Aims of the policy include strengthening the referral network for survivors of domestic violence in rural areas and better coordination among all stakeholders for public awareness about domestic violence" (9).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Within the country girls and boys were exploited in prostitution and sexual servitude" (12).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (10).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women experienced discrimination especially in the attainment of managerial positions" (16).