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Latest items for CLCW-LAW-2

March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

"Although the law does not generally distinguish between the legal status and rights of women and men, it requires a married woman to obtain her husband’s permission to receive a passport and to travel abroad" (9,16).
Jan. 30, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women are effectively rendered legal minors in Saudi Arabia. She states that the restrictions on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia have existed for decades and authorities enforce the guardianship system through policies and practice. Under the strict male guardianship system, ministerial policies and practices forbid women from obtaining a passport, marrying, travelling, or accessing higher education without the approval of a male guardian — usually a husband, father, brother, or even a son (para 16-17).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, DACH-LAW-1, CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

"Under Saudi law, women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, marry, or exit prison and it may be needed to be granted employment or access to healthcare. A guardian is typically a woman’s father or her husband if she is married; a widow may have to seek permission from her son if she has no other men of age in her life" (para 4-5). "Saudi Arabia’s government agreed to abolish the guardianship system twice – in 2009 and 2013 – after a review by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. It instituted some reforms by, for instance, making it easier for women to work, appointing women to ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, AFE-LAW-1

"Women legally remain dependents here: They require permission of a male guardian — a father, husband, or son — to travel and study. They can’t drive. But as they have started working, they have gained a newfound independence from the simple fact of having an income. It’s such financial power that could prove a game-changer for women’s rights in the kingdom" (para 5).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1

“The law allows fathers to prevent their children from leaving the country through a court order that is not available to mothers. Authorities did not stop fathers from exiting the country with their children when the mother objected” (32).
Sept. 17, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CWC-DATA-4, CLCW-LAW-2

"The Constitution of Barbados guarantees men and women the same rights to freedom of movement and during the period under review women in the teaching and nursing professions in Barbados have migrated to North America and the Caribbean in large numbers as they seek to improve their living standards. In many instances they were often times accompanied by their spouses and children. This active recruitment has allowed women to take up appointments in various areas of endeavour as there are no legal restrictions to their movement" (43)
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2, LO-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-1

“I believe that this idea [misyar] has become embedded in Saudi society, which sees women as a shame that cannot be avoided except by marriage or death. This mindset will remain as long as the country’s laws support it. Woman will not be able to approach any government department without a male guardian, cannot travel abroad without his permission, cannot apply for a passport without him, cannot rent a house except in his name. I can give a long list” (para 8).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

According to Table 1.2, married women cannot travel outside the country in the same way as married men (9).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Fiji, Gabon, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Malawi, Mali, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

According to Table 1.2, married women cannot apply for a passport in the same way as married men (9).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (246).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Unmarried women can apply for a passport in the same way as men but married women cannot. All women can travel outside the country in the same way as a man (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

In West Bank and Gaza, women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Unmarried women can apply for a passport in the same way as men but married women cannot. All women can travel outside the country in the same way as a man (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Unmarried women can apply for a passport in the same way as men but married women cannot. All women can travel outside the country in the same way as a man (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women can travel outside the country in the same way as men (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Unmarried women can apply for a passport in the same way as men but married women cannot. All women can travel outside the country in the same way as a man (230).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women are allowed to travel outside the country in the same way as men (228).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women are allowed to travel outside the country in the same way as men (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women are allowed to travel outside the country in the same way as men (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women are allowed to travel outside the country in the same way as men (224).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

Women can apply for a passport in the same way as men. As well, women are allowed to travel outside the country in the same way as men (224).