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Latest items for ERBG-PRACTICE-4

July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Despite gender segregation, the law grants women the right to obtain business licenses with the approval of their guardians, and women frequently obtained licenses in fields that might require them to supervise foreign workers, interact with male clients, or deal with government officials" (51).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"The first Operational Strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment (2014 2018) builds on the MDG Acceleration Framework Cambodia Action Plan 2013–2015, which prioritizes the enhancement of micro, small and medium enterprises led by women" (41).
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-3

"Legal status and rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws are the same for men and women. The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and the National Women’s Committee promoted the legal rights of women. Women historically have held leadership positions across all sectors of society, although they were not as prevalent as men, and cultural and religious practices limited their effectiveness. The government provided little data that could be used to determine whether women experienced discrimination in access to employment or credit or were paid less for substantially similar work. The labor code prohibits women from working in many industries open to men" (Pg 29).more
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Women experienced discrimination in access to employment, credit, and income, and were underrepresented in business ownership and senior or managerial positions (see section 7.d.). According to the International Labor Organization’s (ILO’s) 2015 report on “Women in Business and Management,” women held 20 percent of management positions. The World Bank 2014 Enterprise Survey indicated 15 percent of firms were headed by women" (Pg 29-30).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"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).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-PRACTICE-4, ERBG-LAW-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work. Women formed a negligible part of those employed in both the formal public and private sectors because of girls’ low education level. Women were not subject to discrimination in owning or managing businesses, except in al-Shabaab-controlled areas. Al-Shabaab claimed women’s participation in economic activities was anti-Islamic" (Pg 35).
June 24, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-PRACTICE-4, LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"Women generally have the same legal status and rights as men under family law, property law, employment/labor law, and inheritance laws. The law requires equal pay for equal work or work of equal value. Women experienced discrimination in such areas as employment, credit, pay, owning or managing businesses, education, and housing" (Pg 19-20).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, ERBG-LAW-1

"Regulations ban women from 24 professions, mostly in heavy industry, but create guidelines for women to telework. Nevertheless, some factories and manufacturing facilities, particularly in the Eastern Province, employed men and women, who worked separate shifts during different hours of the day. Despite gender segregation, the law grants women the right to obtain business licenses with the approval of their guardians, and women frequently obtained licenses in fields that might require them to supervise foreign workers, interact with male clients, or deal with government officials. In medical settings and in the energy industry, women and men worked together and, in some instances, women supervised male employees. Women who work in...more
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"The persistent horizontal and vertical segregation in the labour market and women’s concentration in part-time work, mainly owing to family obligations, which adversely affects their career development and their social and pension benefits." (para 29).
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"The law also provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men; however, women reported that it was more difficult for them to qualify for credit and to own a business" (12).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Revision of the Commercial Code, which establishes women’s autonomy in business" (6).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Union officials reported that sectors employing predominantly women, such as secretarial work, offered wages below the official minimum wage" (42).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Between 2014 and 2016 the Curriculum for Entrepreneurship was piloted (secondary school and professional training): course contents include gender issues, namely: (i) myths and prejudice about the nature of work according to gender, and (ii) gender discrimination and inequality in work context and in society, and ways to prevent it. The pilot phase was implemented in 12 schools in 6 islands, with 280 teachers and 77 staff from the MoE. Half of the students enrolled in the course were girls (50 per cent); 617 students presented a business plan, of which 63 per cent girls. The Curriculum is now generalized to the last cycle of secondary school" (20). "ADEI supported...more
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Montenegro (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Mongolia (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Mozambique (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Myanmar (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Namibia (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the Netherlands (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Nepal (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in New Zealand (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Nigeria (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Niger (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Oman (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Pakistan (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Papua New Guinea (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Panama (123).