The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for LO-LAW-1

June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the law, women--regardless of marital status--have equal property ownership rights as men. The law equalizes the treatment of men and women in receiving free government land for housing" (Pg 15).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women generally remained marginalized. No laws prohibit women from owning land, but customary land tenure systems allowed only men to own land, with women gaining access to land only via marriage or family. Many customary practices also did not recognize a woman’s right to inherit her husband’s property, and many widows became destitute when their in-laws took virtually all the deceased husband’s property" (Pg 36).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for equality in ownership of property, inheritance rights, access to education, and equal pay for equal work" (56).
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law prohibits gender-based discrimination, including employment discrimination. Women nonetheless experienced discrimination in such areas as obtaining credit, salary level, owning and managing businesses, education, and housing (see section 7.d.) (Pg 15).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Civil, but not customary law protects inheritance, succession, and property rights. Civil law defers to customary law that does not permit women or girls to inherit property" (p. 15).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"By law, women have full legal equality with men, including equal pay, access to loans, the ability to start and own a business, and access to government jobs" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"By traditional law, which applies to the vast majority of women, a husband legally may restrict his wife’s freedom to work and may control her earnings" (p. 13).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"There are no restrictions on women signing contracts, opening bank accounts, or owning property. Women did not experience formal-sector economic discrimination in access to employment, credit, or managing a business" (p. 12).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Although the law provides equal property and inheritance rights for women and men, land tenure practices emphasized family and communal land requirements more than individual ownership rights. As a result, authorities often denied women the right to own property, particularly real estate. Many citizens, particularly in rural areas, held to traditional beliefs that did not recognize inheritance rights for women and regarded a woman as property that could be inherited upon her husband’s death" (p. 19).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Montenegro can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (115). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Montenegro, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Mongolia can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (115). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Mongolia, and so is discrimination based on marital status (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Mozambique can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (116). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Mozambique, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Morocco can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (116). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Morocco, and so is discrimination based on marital status (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Myanmar can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (117). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Myanmar, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Namibia can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (117). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Namibia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the Netherlands can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (118). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the Netherlands, and so is discrimination based on marital status (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Nepal can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (118). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Nepal, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Nicaragua can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (119). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Nicaragua, and so is discrimination based on marital status (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in New Zealand can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (119). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in New Zealand, and so is discrimination based on marital status (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Nigeria can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (120). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Nigeria, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Niger can legally sign a contract and register a business in the same way as a man. Women cannot open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property (120). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Niger, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Oman can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (121). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Oman, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Norway can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (121). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Norway, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Pakistan can legally sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. A woman in Pakistan cannot register a business in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (122). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Pakistan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Papua New Guinea can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (123). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Papua New Guinea, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Panama can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (123). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Panama, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (123).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them" (para 2).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Peru can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (124). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Peru, but discrimination based on marital status is not (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Paraguay can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (124). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Paraguay, but discrimination based on marital status is not (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Poland can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (125). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Poland, but discrimination based on marital status it not (125).