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Latest items for MARR-LAW-3

Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"The penal code criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual conduct, with the death penalty as a sanction under the country’s interpretation of Islamic law" (33).
July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-3, ATDW-LAW-1, CUST-LAW-1

"The Muslim Personal Law of 1961 is highly discriminating to the women giving the overall authority to the men in the areas of marriage, divorce, maintenance and custody of children" (13).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"Article 45 of the Constitution provides assurances for the right to equality of men and women, the right to non-discrimination, and the right to equality in marriage based on the provision of Article 78 of the Law on the Implementation of the Civil Code enforced in 2011" (34).
July 6, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"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 (see section 7.d.), credit, or managing a business" (Pg 12). "Under traditional law, which applies to the vast majority of women, a husband legally may restrict his wife’s freedom to work and control her earnings" (Pg 19).
July 2, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"Girls and women faced discrimination in rural areas by community elders and authority figures, who gave preference to boys in education. Women faced employment discrimination (see section 7.d.). While the constitution provides that women may open bank accounts, obtain passports, and take jobs without the permission of a male relative, these constitutional rights often conflicted with customary law, which classifies women as minors. Both traditional and Roman- Dutch civil law recognize women as dependents of their husbands or fathers. Although women routinely executed contracts and entered into a variety of transactions in their own names, banks often refused personal loans to married women without a male guarantor. The constitution provides...more
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"Under customary law women’s status in society is equal to that of a minor" (Pg 20).
June 17, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3, ATDW-LAW-2

"Under the kingdom’s restrictive guardianship system, women are legal minors and cannot marry, divorce, travel, get a job, be released from prison or have elective surgery without permission from their male guardians. Women are also forbidden from mixing freely with members of the opposite sex" (para 3).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Montenegro can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Mongolia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Mozambique can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Morocco can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Myanmar can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Namibia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in the Netherlands can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Nepal can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Nicaragua can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in New Zealand can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Nigeria can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Niger can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Oman can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Norway can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Pakistan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Papua New Guinea can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Panama can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (123).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Peru can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Paraguay can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Poland can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the Philippines can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Mongolia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (115).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Moldova can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (114).