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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Yemen does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Yemen 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Yemen is free and compulsory (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 8% of the total labor force in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Yemen 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 (152). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Yemen, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Yemeni law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Yemen 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 (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Yemeni law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Yemen does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Yemen cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (152). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory age of retirement are the same for men and women in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Yemen cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (152). A woman in Yemen can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Yemen can legally travel outside the country in the same way as a man, but not her own home (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Yemen 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 does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (152). Parents in Yemen are not able to work flexibly (152). 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
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Yemen can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Yemen, there is legislation designating head of household status (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Yemeni 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 not equal, but the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are not equal. The mandatory retirment age is the same for men and women in women (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Yemen are legally required to obey their husbands (152). Women in Yemen are not legally allowed to be "heda of household' (152). In Yemen, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Yemen can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Yemen 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 able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (152). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal. The mandatory retirment age for men and women is the same in Yemen (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Yemen cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Yemen (152).
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

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Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
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 Yemen requires that wives are required to obey their husbands (244). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is codified in...more
Feb. 25, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A sharia marriage law will be introduced to ensure that all weddings of Muslim couples celebrated in mosques are properly registered. Ministers want to give legal protection to tens of thousands of Muslim women whose marriages have no official status and who can be denied divorce or lose all they have in the event of a break-up" (para. 1 - 2). "Some mosques are registered so that weddings can be held there with official recognition, after the couple have been issued with a licence. But other mosques are not registered and the marriages contracted there can remain unofficial" (para. 8).more