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June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Between 2008 and 2010 more than 20,000 girls and women were lashed publicly for defying discriminatory laws related to dress codes. In 2012, between May and August, three women were sentence to stoning, which was a new occurrence in Sudan. Even thought Article 146 of the Criminal Code does prescribe stoning as a punishment, in the past the 7-8 cases tried never resulted in the actual sentencing to death by stoning. Thankfully, the recent cases in 2012 were all overturned, but the fact that this happened within a 4 month span is a very worrying sign of rising fundamentalisms, and increased threat’s to women’s everyday security" (Pg 37).more
June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Salmmah serves as the primary partner representing Sudan in WLUML’s program on early/ forced marriage. Priority actions of Salmmah on the issue of CVAW include lobbying for legal reforms, through advocacy, research and awareness-raising. Goals include repealing the 1991 Criminal Code Article 146 (which prescribes the punishment of death by stoning for adultery committed by either a man or woman), and Articles 151, 152, and 153 (pertaining to ‘indecent acts’, particularly dress codes), amongst others. Various forums are engaged for lobbying, including social media, commissioned print articles, public forums, and meetings with officials, amongst others" (Pg 36).
June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

Sudan is not party to the CEDAW (Pg 49). (EJ - Coder Comment).
June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Salmmah also has on-going anti-sexual harassment campaigns, raising awareness & taking actions in public spaces, markets, and universities. A next step is advocating to create secure, violencefree spaces for women in three markets in Khartoum, using stickers, posters, street-theatre and face-to-face meetings with market goers. The new campaign is called AMNA, a female name that means 'secure'" (Pg 37-37).
June 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Early and forced marriage is common in southern Sudan. Traditionally, a girl is considered ready for marriage as soon as she reaches puberty. Economic hardship is a primary cause of early marriage. Since the bride’s family customarily receives a substantial bride-price (e.g. cattle) from the groom’s family, there is strong pressure to marry off a family’s girls, especially to pay for their boys’ marriages. According to a participatory study conducted by Save the Children, many girls expressed their feat of getting married early, without the possibility to choose their husband, and in particular the risk of missing out of education. The cultural and social acceptance and expectations of early marriages,...more
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 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in sudan can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Sudan cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot 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 (138). 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 (138). The mandatory retirement ages for men and women to retire are equal (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Sudan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Sudan cannot legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Sudan, there is legislation designating head of household status (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Sudanese 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 also equal. The mandatory retirement ages for men and women are equal (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Sudan cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (138). A woman in Sudan cannot legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Sudan cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Sudan are legally required to obey their husbands (138). In Sudan, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 26% of the total labor force in Sudan (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Sudanese law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Sudan is 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 (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Sudan 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 (138). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Sudan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Sudan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Sudan 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 (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Sudan is free and compulsory (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Sudan 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 (138). Parents in Sudan are not able to work flexibly (138). 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 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Sudan cannot 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 (138). 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 retirement ages for men and women are equal (138).
May 6, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Sudan (138).