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

4.0
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Zimbabwe can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Zimbabwe 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 (153). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Zimbabwe 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 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 (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Zimbabwe can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Zimbabwe can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Zimbabwe can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (153). A woman in Zimbabwe can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Zimbabwe 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 (153). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Zimbabwean law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Zimbabwe is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Zimbabwe provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Zimbabwean 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 (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Zimbabwe is not free and compulsory (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Zimbabwe provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Zimbabwe 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 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 (153). Parents in Zimbabwe are not able to work flexibly (153). 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 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Zimbabwe 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 (153). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Zimbabwe, but discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in accessing credit (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Zimbabwe can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (153). A woman in Zimbabwe can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in zimbabwe (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Zimbabwean law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Zimbabwe are not legally required to obey their husbands (153). In Zimbabwe, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (153).
March 22, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Zimbabwe (153).
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

1.0
March 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Dressed in all black, women in Zimbabwe took to the streets in protest against sexual violence and assault perpetrated by the military on Wednesday. The protesters, part of the 'Black Wednesday' campaign, called on the government to hold the military accountable for raping and assaulting several girls and women over the past two weeks, the Guardian reports" (para 1). "Since then, police have received reports of military personnel robbing, murdering, and raping people. In some cases, the military has forcefully entered people’s homes to “punish” them for participating in anti-government protests. 'Soldiers stormed my home at midnight on the second day of the protests, their faces hidden behind balaclavas, and...more
March 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"'All women, who were allegedly raped, are encouraged to come forward and report the cases to the Zimbabwe Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit,' Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said. 'The unit is led by a female commissioner, hence, all affected women will be treated with empathy, compassion, respect and due care. Their safety will be guaranteed,' she added" (para 10-11).
March 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Wednesday’s protest — organized by the Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE), a women’s empowerment organization, and nonprofit Justice for Women Zimbabwe — encouraged men to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. It also called on the government to act on the ongoing situation. (...) 'We need the voices of men also to support women, so that women may restore their confidence in men...We are calling on all women who have been abused by uniformed forces to report to independent bodies,' the organization said." (para 13-15).