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Latest items for CLCW-LAW-2

July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Women over age 18 have the legal right to travel without the permission of male relatives, but a husband may file a request with the Interior Ministry to prohibit his wife from departing the country. ISIS explicitly prohibited women from foreign travel" (Pg 38).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In an attempt to protect women from being trafficked or abused, the government maintained a minimum age of 24 for women traveling overseas for domestic employment. NGOs and human rights activists viewed the age ban as discriminatory and counterproductive because it impelled some women to migrate through informal channels across the Indian border" (Pg 16).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Women do not need the consent of a husband or other male to travel"(p. 11).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The law requires a married woman to obtain her husband’s permission to receive a passport and to travel abroad" (p. 10).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1, CLCW-LAW-2, IRP-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Ostensibly to combat trafficking in persons, government regulations require male relatives of women between ages 18 and 35 to submit a statement pledging that the women would not engage in illegal behavior, including prostitution, while abroad" (Pg 21).
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"A married woman must obtain her husband’s written permission on her passport application to list children on her passport" (Pg 18).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

"The Committee reiterates its concern (CEDAW/C/BDI/CO/4, para. 29) that article 4 of the Nationality Code does not comply with article 9 of the Convention because it does not allow a Burundian woman married to a foreigner to transmit her nationality to her husband or children on the same basis as a Burundian man married to a foreigner" (9).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Saudi women still need permission from their male guardians to get a passport, leave the country and to pursue certain kinds of jobs or medical treatments" (para 24). `
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Married women under 18 may not travel abroad without permission from their husbands, but married women over 18 may do so" (p. 18).
June 28, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"There is no discrimination between a mother and father regarding passport application and authorization to leave the country" (p. 23).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Women under the age of 45, minors (men younger than 21), and other dependents or foreign citizen workers under sponsorship require a male guardian’s consent to travel abroad. A noncitizen wife needs permission from her husband to travel unless both partners sign a prenuptial agreement permitting the noncitizen wife to travel without the husband’s permission. Government entities and male family members can “blacklist” women and minor children, prohibiting their travel. The male guardian is legally able in custody disputes to prevent even adult children from leaving the country" (Pg 27).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"GREFELS is currently undertaking research on women’s experiences crossing borders, and particularly the lack of accountability and corruption of customs officers. In many cases, women are obliged to spend the night at the border, sometimes forced to give bribes, or even have sex with customs officers. GREFELS seeks to demand accountability from the Ministry of Finance who employees customs officials, to put the onus away from only individual responsibility to state responsibility. This is a similar issue for child marriages and other forms of CVAW" (Pg 35).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The government requires male relatives of women between the ages of 18 and 35 to submit a statement pledging that the women would not engage in illegal behavior, including prostitution, while abroad, a regulation the government stated is aimed at combating trafficking in persons" (20).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The law requires women to have the permission of a male guardian, such as a husband, before applying for a passport or leaving the country. A husband or male relative may bar a woman from leaving the country by placing a woman’s name on a 'no-fly list' maintained at airports, and prior to the conflict, authorities strictly enforced this requirement when women traveled with children" (26).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Montenegro can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (115). A woman in Montenegro can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Mongolia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (155). A woman in Mongolia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (155).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Mozambique can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (116). A woman in Mozmbique can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Morocco can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (116). A woman in Morocco can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Myanmar cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (117). A woman in Myanmar can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Namibia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (117). A woman in Namibia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the Netherlands can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (118). A woman in the Netherlands can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Nepal can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (118). A woman in Nepal can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Nicaragua can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (119). A woman in Nicaragua can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in New Zealand can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (119). A woman in New Zealand can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Nigeria cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (120). A woman in Nigeria can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Niger can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (120). A woman in Niger can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Oman cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (121). A woman in Oman can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Norway can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (121). A woman in Norway can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Pakistan cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (122). A woman in Pakistan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Papua New Guinea can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (123). A woman in Papua New Guinea can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (123).