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April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in UAE are legally required to obey their husbands (147). Women cannot be head of household. In UAE, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Emirati law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in UAE is not prohibited. There is legislation not on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in UAE can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in UAE can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of UAE does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in UAE 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 (147). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in UAE, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in UAE is free and compulsory (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in UAE 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 (147). 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 not equal (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 12% of the total labor force in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in UAE 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 (147). Parents in UAE are not able to work flexibly (147). 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 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in UAE can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in UAE cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in UAE 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 (147). 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 not equal (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of UAE does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in UAE cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (147). A woman in UAE can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Emirati 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, but the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are not equal (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in UAE (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in UAE 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 (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the UAE, there is legislation designating head of household status (147).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Emirati law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (147).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Denmark's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 33. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
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

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Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, there is an explicit restriction on a married woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family,” e.g., a provision stating that only husbands can be so designated or that husbands “lead the family” or “represent the family,” or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services. The law in UAE requires that wives are required to obey their husbands (236). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified in...more