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Latest items for LO-LAW-1

April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Madagascar can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (109). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (109). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Madagascar and neither is discrimination based on marital status (109).
April 19, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Macedonia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (108). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (108). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Macedonia and so is discrimination based on marital status (108).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Luxembourg can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (108). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (108). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Luxembourg. Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit (108).
April 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Lithuania can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (107). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (107). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Lithuania. Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit (107).
April 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Togo 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 (144). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Togo, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (144).
April 19, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Tunisia 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 (145). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Tunisia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (145).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for protection of women’s rights to equal access to education, employment, and property" (12).
April 18, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Libya can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (107). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (107). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Libya, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (107).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Liberia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (106). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (106). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Liberia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Lesotho can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (106). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (106). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Lesotho, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (106).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Lebanon can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (105). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (105). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Lebanon, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Latvia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (105). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (105). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Latvia, but discrimination based on marital status is not (105).
April 18, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Laos can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (104). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (104). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Laos, but discrimination based on marital status is not (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kyrgyzstan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (104). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (104). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Kyrgyzstan, but discrimination based on marital status is not (104).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kuwait can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (103). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (103). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Kuwait, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kosovo can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (103). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (103). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Kosovo, and so is discrimination based on marital status (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kenya can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (101). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (101). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Kenya, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kazakhstan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (101). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (101). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Kazakhstan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (101).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago 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 (145). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Trinidad and Tobago, and so is discrimination based on marital status (145).
April 17, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Uganda 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 (146). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Uganda, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (146).
April 17, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Turkey 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 (146). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Turkey, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (146).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in UAE 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 (147). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in UAE, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (147).
April 17, 2019, 5:47 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Ukraine 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 (147). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Ukraine, but discrimination based on marital status is not (147).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1

"[Hong Kong] According to gender-rights activists and public policy analysts, while the law treats men and women equally in terms of property rights in divorce settlements and inheritance matters, women faced discrimination in employment, salary, welfare, inheritance, and promotion (see section 7.d.)" (page 114).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the United States 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 (148). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the United States, and is discrimination based on marital status (148).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In order to safeguard the right to property, the Government introduced, by Ordinance No. 2013-481 of 2 July 2013, a reform of the Arrêté de Concession Définitive (decision on permanent concession), to introduce some order in the urban land sector. The reform provides safeguards for the urban population and establishes equal rights of ownership for women and men" (13). "The issuance of land certificates to 277 women beneficiaries marks the beginning of an era of equality between rural men and women. Community awareness-raising activities on rural land tenure have been carried out under the aegis of the Rural Land Agency, which was created by Decree No. 2016-590 of 3 August...more
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the United Kingdom 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 (148). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the United Kingdom, and so is discrimination based on marital status (148).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Uzbekistan 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 (149). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Uzbekistan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Uruguay 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 (149). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Uruguay, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (149).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Jordan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (100). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (100). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Jordan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (100).