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Latest items for Vanuatu

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
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
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Vanuatu provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 44% of the total labor force in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Vanuatu, there is no legislation designating head of household status (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Vanuatu can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Vanuatu 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (150). 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 (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Vanuatuan 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 equal (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Vanuatu can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Vanuatu provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Vanuatuan law does not establishe an anti-discrimination commission (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Vanuatu can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. (150). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Vanuatu, but discrimination based on marital status it not (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Vanuatu is not free and compulsory (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Vanuatuan law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Vanuatu 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 (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Vanuatu of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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 provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Vanuatu (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Vanuatu cannot 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 (150). 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 (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Vanuatu can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (150). A woman in Vanuatu can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Vanuatu are not legally required to obey their husbands (150). In Vanuatu, not one party legally administers the property in marriage all the time. This could mean that both administer, but in the case of a disagreement the husband decides, or that the extended members of the family have a say, or that the courts may decide in times of disagreement (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Vanuatu can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (150).
April 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Vanuatu of at least 14 weeks. Women do not 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 (150). Parents in Vanuatu are not able to work flexibly (150). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER...more
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"A citizen single mother may not transmit citizenship to her child, but the child may apply for citizenship at age 18 years" (10).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Most cases, including rape, were not reported to authorities because women, particularly in rural areas, were ignorant of their rights or feared further abuse" (8).