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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The 2015 ZDHS sought information from currently married women on their participation in three types of household decisions: the respondent’s own health care, major household purchases, and visits to family or relatives (Table 15.5). More than 8 in 10 women participate in each individual decision. Seventy-two percent of women participate in all three decisions, while only 3 percent participate in none of the three decisions (Table 15.6.1, Figure 15.4)" (299). "About one-third (32 percent) of currently married women who receive cash earnings report deciding for themselves how their earnings are used, while 62 percent indicate that the decision is made jointly with their husband (Table 15.2.1, Figure 15.2). Only 5...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Only 5% of women make decisions alone about their own health care, while 44% report that their husbands make the decisions for them" (251). "Forty-one percent of currently married women who receive cash earnings reported deciding for themselves about the use of their earnings, while one third reported that they decided jointly with their husband (Table 15.2.1, Figure 15.2). Twenty-three percent of women reported that their husband decides how their earnings will be used. In couples in which both women and men earned cash, 65% of women reported that they earn less than their husbands and 8% report earning more (Table 15.2.1)" (252). "Among married men who receive cash earnings,...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The implications of the war for men are immense, from death at the battlefront to unemployment and the psychological stress of failing to provide for their families. More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families. This, of course, enables women in rural areas to assume greater power in the decision-making in their households and also forces the men to participate more in household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of children" (para 5). "The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen —...more
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men under family, labor, property, and nationality laws, but does not grant widows equal inheritance rights. The law states that women’s participation in the development process must not conflict with their role in improving family welfare and educating the younger generation. The 1974 Marriage Law establishes the legal age of marriage as 16 for women and 19 for men. The same law also designates the man as the head of the household. As such, married women who work outside the home are taxed at a higher rate than working husbands" (Pg 27-28).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, CONST-LAW-1

"The formal law does not discriminate against women in inheritance and property rights, but a number of discriminatory customary laws often prevailed. Women’s statutory inheritance rights often were not respected, particularly in rural areas. Women experienced economic and social discrimination. Customary law does not consider single, divorced, or widowed women, including those with children, to be heads of households. By law men and women are entitled to family subsidies from the government, but several women’s groups complained about lack of access to these payments for women" (Pg 18).
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Cultural and traditional factors, however, reduced women’s political participation compared to that of men. Women remained underrepresented at all levels of government, but their political participation continued to improve" (Pg 23).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The 2007 Civil Code (Article 2) and 2006 Civil Procedure Code (Article 2) reflect the principles of the Convention, ensuring the legal protection of the rights to equality. Examples include equal age of marriage without discrimination (Article 948), women’s right to use their husband’s surname or their own (Article 965), and the rights as husband and wife to use and enjoy joint property (Article 974)" (35).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Among currently married women age 15-49 with cash earnings, 9 in 10 (91%) participate in decisions about the use of their earnings; five of them (53%) make decisions on their own, and four (38%) make decisions jointly with their husband" (275). "Half (51%) of currently married women age 15-49 participate in three specific household decisions either alone or jointly with their husbands. Women are more likely to participate in decisions about their own health care (74%) and visits to their family or relatives (72%) than in decisions about making major household purchases (64%)" (275). "Eight percent each of both currently married men age 15-49 with cash earnings and currently married...more
July 6, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Under traditional law, which applies to the vast majority of women, a husband legally may restrict his wife’s freedom to work and control her earnings" (Pg 19).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern the persistence in the State party of discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, whereby women are widely regarded as subordinate to men. Such stereotypes contribute to the perpetuation of high levels of violence against women and girls, including femicide, sexual and domestic violence, harassment and abuse" (5).
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).