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Latest items for LO-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Australia (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Armenia (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Argentina (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Angola (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Algeria (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Albania (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit (59).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women had equal access to education, employment, housing, and government services, and could inherit land. Women had equal access to credit and could own or manage businesses" (para 60).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"While the law provides for equal property rights, traditional practices and ignorance of the law prevented women from taking full advantage of their rights" (page 22).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits discrimination against women in access to employment or credit, education, pay, housing, or in owning or managing businesses. Women, however, faced discrimination in employment, business, and access to credit (see section 7.d.)" (Pg 19).
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
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"able than men to determine independently the disposition of their earnings. According to the UN Development Fund for Women and domestic NGOs, women did not face discrimination in access to credit or owning businesses" (Pg 26).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"Women and men enjoy the same legal status. By law women can inherit land and property, are entitled to receive equal pay for equal work, have the right of equal access to education, and can own and manage businesses. Women experienced discrimination, however, in such areas as employment (see section 7.d.), credit, pay, education, and housing. In rural areas traditional practice or traditional leaders often did not recognize a woman’s right to inherit land. Programs to educate traditional leaders about women’s rights made some progress, but authorities often did not enforce those rights" (Pg 17).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
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"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to promote the participation of rural women in rural development councils and steering committees, in addition to the sectoral plan for agricultural and rural development covering the period 2015-2018. Nevertheless, it is concerned at: (a) Barriers to access to land titles and ownership by rural women" (11). "The Committee is concerned about the lack of implementation of the principle of free, prior and informed consent and the lack of consultations with indigenous women and women of African descent in connection with development projects affecting their collective rights to land ownership" (12).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the right to financial and legal guardianship assigned to the father, followed by his male relatives " (pg. 4).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the efforts for the optional joint registration of land, but is concerned about the persistent discrimination against rural women, in particular indigenous women and women of African descent, and about: a) The numerous barriers to women’s access to land and the protection of their natural resources, including owing to the lack of consultations about large-scale development projects, tourism projects, agro-industrial projects and hydroelectric projects carried out by foreign investors and private enterprises, as well as the adverse impact of climate change on women, including intense drought, lost crops and scarcity of water and food; b) The negative impact on women’s control over land and natural resources stemming...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A March study by the Tunisian General Labor Union’s National Commission of Working Women indicated that . . . 7 percent [of all women] experienced economic violence, including financial exploitation, extortion, or deprivation of money or the necessities of life" (page 16).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to implement strategies aimed at poverty reduction, such as a targeted conditional cash transfer programme and a microenterprise loan facility. It is concerned, however, at: . . . (b) Information that, although under the law women and men enjoy equal access to loans, some private banks discriminate against women, in particular unmarried women, in their lending policies" (page 12).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s rights to land ownership are curtailed in Kayan, Karreni/Kayah, Kayaw and Kuki ethnic groups" (page 7). "Land confiscation without compensation and forced relocation for so-called development projects has been a long-standing issue in rural areas, but has become even more acute since the transition to a quasi-civilian government in 2011. As a result of land seizures, local populations lose arable land and economic opportunity and are forced to migrate. Women are especially hard hit, vulnerable to physical violence and other abuses by family, migrant workers and others associated with investment projects on seized lands. Exploitative investment projects cover many industries across many regions and often have led to violence...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"It is further concerned at the lack of indigenous rural women’s access to land, property and justice" (10).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"The law stipulates that the partners in marriage and civil unions have equal rights to own and inherit property, but men commonly inherited family property and only 8 percent of women owned land" (para 121)
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"According to observers, women in rural areas faced greater discrimination than women in urban areas and suffered from . . . discrimination in their land and other property rights" (page 29).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Traditional practices also made it difficult for women to purchase property in rural areas" (page 16).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"On the whole, approximately a third of women age 15-49 years (34%) do not own a house (Table 16.4.1). In 42% of cases, women are sole owners of a house and 17% are joint owners with someone else. Furthermore, seven percent have a house, solo and with someone else. We note that 42% of women do not own land. One third of women own land on their own, and 18% with someone else. Just 8% of women are both sole and joint owners of land. Overall, we note that the possession of a house or land increases with age: in effect, among women age 40-44 years, 67% are sole owners...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Rights lawyer Azza Soliman told Al-Monitor. 'Under khul, a woman is required to give up her legal financial rights...'" (para. 13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"...women often experienced discrimination in employment, credit, and pay equity for similar work, as well as in owning and managing businesses (see section 7.d.)...Authorities often discriminated in property matters against poor women who lacked birth certificates or identity cards" (22).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Several times, the mother tried to get loans from different financial institutions but she faced a lot of barriers" (para 4). The specific barriers are not described, however, it appears to not be necessarily legal barriers because later in the article the daughters do secure a loan (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Lack of collateral has historically limited women’s access to credit, which has restricted women’s business ownership. Despite improvements in access to bank loans and small credit cooperatives, such factors continued to hinder women’s participation in business" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to reduce poverty through access to loans and credit, such as the establishment of the Women’s Empowerment Fund in 2012. However, it is concerned at reports of mismanagement of the Fund and of the low number of women who have benefited from it" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"Although the law does not prohibit women from owning or inheriting land, tradition generally barred women from land ownership" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"The law provides women with property rights equal to those of men, but women frequently waived these rights by signing over the equivalent of powers of attorney to their husbands" (32).