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Latest items for Swaziland

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Swaziland 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 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 (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Swazi law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Swaziland 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 (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Swaziland provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Swaziland 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 (139). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Swaziland can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Swaziland are not legally required to obey their husbands (139). In Swaziland, both parties must agree to legally administers the property in marriage (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Swaziland can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Swaziland can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Swaziland can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Swaziland, there is no legislation designating head of household status (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Swaziland can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (139). A woman in Swaziland can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Swaziland is free and compulsory (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Swazi 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 (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Swaziland provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Swaziland 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).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 41% of the total labor force in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Swaziland (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Swaziland 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 (139). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Swaziland, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Swazi law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (139).
May 3, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Swaziland 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 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 (139). Parents in Swaziland 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).more
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"6.2% of seats in the lower/single house of Swaziland (4 out of 65 total seats) are held by women. 33.3% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Swaziland (10 out of 30 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"26.3% of ministerial positions in Swaziland (5 out of 19 total positions) are held by women"