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

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April 30, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Since September 2017, Tunisian women are free to marry non-Muslims. President Beji Caid Essebsi repealed a circular dated to 1973, inspired by the country's Muslim traditions that previously required non-Muslim men to convert to Islam in order to marry a Muslim woman. Only then the country's Mufti would allow the marriage to take place." (para 2). "Despite the change in legislation, the fight over inter-religious marriages is not over yet as many women have recently stumbled on problems when trying to marry outside of Islam." (para 3). ""The whole problem was that we couldn't find in Hammamet a notary who was willing to marry us," Zeineb said recalling the first...more
April 30, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Monia Ben Jemia, feminist and former head of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD), long campaigned for the revocation of the 1973 administrative order." (para 25). ""We considered the circular illegal because the Personal Status Code doesn't forbid in any way a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim," voiced the AFTD's former president." (para 26). "Human rights groups in Tunisia have demanded that the new law be applied more strictly and efficiently." (para 28). "The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities (ATSM) urged the ministry of justice to adopt measures against those who continue to use the old circular to forbid mixed marriages." (para 29).
April 30, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Since September 2017, Tunisian women are free to marry non-Muslims. President Beji Caid Essebsi repealed a circular dated to 1973, inspired by the country's Muslim traditions that previously required non-Muslim men to convert to Islam in order to marry a Muslim woman. Only then the country's Mufti would allow the marriage to take place." (para 2). ""The whole problem was that we couldn't find in Hammamet a notary who was willing to marry us," Zeineb said recalling the first three notaries she approached who refused to validate the marriage." (para 5). "Two motivated their rejection saying that allowing such marriage was against their principles, the third said that the municipality...more
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Tunisia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women adn men relative to leave reserved for women, as a function of who pays. 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 (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Tunisia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Tunisia is free and compulsory (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Tunisia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Tunisia 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 (145). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Tunisia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Tunisia 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women adn men relative to leave reserved for women, as a function of who pays. 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 (145). Parents in Tunisia are not able to work flexibly (145). Working...more
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Tunisia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (145). A woman in Tunisia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Tunisia 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 not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (145). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Tunisia can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Tuisia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Tunisian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Tunisia 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 (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Tunisian 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 (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 26% of the total labor force in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Tunisia cannot work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (145). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Tunisia, there is legislation designating head of household status (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Tunisia does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Tunisia (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Tunisia are not legally required to obey their husbands (145). Women cannot be head of household in the same way as a man. In Tunisia, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (145).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Tuisian law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (145).