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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Although the constitution provides for equal legal status and rights regardless of gender, women do not have the same rights as men under family law, which customary courts usually adjudicate. In customary law legal rights as head of household typically apply only to men. Customary law does not consider a divorced or widowed woman, even with children, to be a head of household. Traditional and religious beliefs resulted in discrimination in education, employment (see section 7.d.), owning or managing a business, credit, and property rights. Discrimination was worse in rural areas, where women helped with subsistence farming and did most of the childrearing, cooking, water- and wood-gathering, and other work....more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law generally provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, with three exceptions: first, some elements of customary family law provide for different treatment of women, such as providing different grounds for divorce and different divorce procedures; second, the property law of a marriage is based solely on the domicile of the husband at the time of the marriage; and third the law grants maternity leave to mothers but not paternity leave to fathers" (Pg 15).
June 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"All property acquired during marriage is joint property" (Pg 26). "Traditional patriarchal ideas of gender, according to which women should be subservient to male members of their families, resulted in continued discrimination against women in the home. Less educated women or those living in rural areas often encountered attitudes and stereotypes that perpetuated their subordinate position in the family and society" (Pg 26).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"More women participate in making decisions to visit their family or relatives (78%) than in making decisions about their own health care (68%) or making major household purchases (55%). Forty-seven percent of women participate in all three decisions, while 15% participate in none of the three decisions" (251).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"A large majority of married women either make specified household decisions themselves or participate in these decisions jointly with their husbands. About three out of four women participate either alone or jointly in all three decisions asked about" (229).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate the subordination of women in the family and in society, which is reflected in the educational and professional choices of women, their limited participation in political and public life and in the labour market and their unequal status in family relations" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations" (5).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Montenegro are not legally required to obey their husbands (115). In Montenegro, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Mongolia are not legally required to obey their husbands (115). In Mongolia, a separate party legally administers the property in marriage (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Mozambique are not legally required to obey their husbands (116). In Mozambique, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Morocco are not legally required to obey their husbands. Women cannot be head of hosuehold in the same way as a man (116). In Morocco, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nyanmar are not legally required to obey their husbands (117). In Myanmar, another party legally administers the property in marriage (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Namibia are not legally required to obey their husbands (117). In Namibia, both parties must agree to legally administers the property in marriage (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Netherlands are not legally required to obey their husbands (118). In the Netherlands, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nepal are not legally required to obey their husbands (118) Women can be head of household in the same way as a man. In Nepal, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nicaragua are not legally required to obey their husbands (119). In Nicaragua, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in New Zealand are not legally required to obey their husbands (119). In New Zealand, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Nigeria are not legally required to obey their husbands (120). In Nigeria, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Niger are not legally required to obey their husbands (120). Women cannot be head of household in the same way as a man. In Niger, another party legally administers the property in marriage (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Oman are not legally required to obey their husbands (121). Women in Oman cannot be head of household in the same way as a man. In Oman, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Norway are not legally required to obey their husbands (121). In Norway, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Pakistan are not legally required to obey their husbands (122). In Pakistan, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Papua New Guinea are not legally required to obey their husbands (123). In Papua New Guinea, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Panama are legally required to obey their husbands (123). In Panama, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (123).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Peru are not legally required to obey their husbands (124). In Peru, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Paraguay are not legally required to obey their husbands (124). In Paraguay, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Poland are not legally required to obey their husbands (125). In Poland, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Philippines are not legally required to obey their husbands (125). Women can be head of household in the same way as a man. In the Philippines, another party legally administers the property in marriage (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Mongolia are not legally required to obey their husbands (115). In Mongolia, it is unclear who in a marriage legally administers marital property (115).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Moldova are not legally required to obey their husbands (114). In Moldova, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (114).