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

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May 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Venezuela
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Table 1 in page 10 shows the a comparative perspective for political empowerment Rank for Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Brazil was ranked 114 out of 135 un 2011, 72 out of 135 in 2012, 68 out of 136 in 2013, 74 out of 142 in 2014, 89 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 85. Guyana was ranked 28 out of 135 in 2011, 32 out of 135 in 2012, 33 out of 136 in 2013, 34 out of 142 in 2014, 37 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 66. Suriname was ranked 95 out of 135 in 2011, 107 out...more
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Suriname can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Suriname 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 can work in the same industries as men (139). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Suriname of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. 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 (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Suriname can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Suriname 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 equall (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Suriname 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 (139). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Suriname provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Suriname can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (139). A woman in Suriname can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Suriname of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. 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 (139). Parents in Suriname are not able to work flexibly (139). 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).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Suriname are not legally required to obey their husbands (139). In Suriname, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Suriname provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Suriname is free and compulsory (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 39% of the total labor force in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Suriname can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Suriname, there is no legislation designating head of household status (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Suriname law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Suriname 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 (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Suriname can legally sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. A woman cannot register a business in the same way as a man in Suriname. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (139). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Suriname, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Suriname (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Suriname law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Suriname can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (139).
April 30, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Suriname (139).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on birth, sex, race, language, religious origin, education, political beliefs, economic position or any other status" (19).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law provides for protection of women’s rights to equal access to education, employment, and property. Nonetheless, women experienced discrimination in access to employment and in rates of pay for the same or substantially similar work. The government did not undertake specific efforts to combat economic discrimination" (12). "Women’s pay lagged behind men’s pay" (20).