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Latest items for Zambia

April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Zambian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Zambia cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (152). A woman in Zambia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Zambia can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Zambia is free and compulsory (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Zambia 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, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Zambia 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, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Zambia 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 prohibited in access to credit in Zambia, and so is discrimination based on marital status (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 48% of the total labor force in zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Zambian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Zambia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Zambia are not legally required to obey their husbands (152). In Zambia, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Zambia 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 (152). Parents in zambia 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, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Zambian 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 so is the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Zambia 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 (152). 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 (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Zambia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Zambia (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Zambia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Zambia 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 can work in the same industries as men (152). 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 (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Zambia 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 (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the zambia, there is no legislation designating head of household status (152).
March 28, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Zambia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (152).
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. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Zambia’s Gender Equity and Equality Act now prohibits gender discrimination in various aspects of employment. It also mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value" (p. 41). "The Gender Equity and Equality Act also established the Gender Equality Commission in Zambia" (p. 41). "Zambia now prohibits discrimination based on gender and marital status in access to credit" (p. 41). "Zambia established civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment" (p. 41).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"18.0% of seats in the lower/single house of Zambia (30 out of 167 total seats) are held by women"