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Latest items for Sri Lanka

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Sri Lanka 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (136). Parents in Sri Lanka are not able to work flexibly (136). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit...more
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Sri Lanka, there is no legislation designating head of household status (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Sri Lanka can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Sri Lanka is free and compulsory (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Sri Lanka 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Sri Lanka can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Sri Lanka can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (136). A woman in Sri Lanka can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Sri Lanka does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Sri Lanka can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Sri Lanka 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 (136). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Sri Lanka, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Sri Lankan 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 (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Sri Lanka can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Sri Lanka does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Sri Lanka 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 (136). The ages at which men and women cannot retire with full pension benefits are equal (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Sri Lankan law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 34% of the total labor force in Sri Lanka (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Sri Lanka are not legally required to obey their husbands (136). In Sri Lanka, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Sri Lanka 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 (136). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (136).
May 7, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Sri Lankan law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Sri Lanka is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (136).
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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