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Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Belarus who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 21 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belarus, El Salvador, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Belarus was 1 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Belarus is 57.5% for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Belarus is 78 years for women and 67 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Belarus is 69.7 for men and 79.6 for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Belarus, Germany, Malta, Serbia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"9.1 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '4.70%.'"
Aug. 28, 2023, 9:17 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"Part time employment, female (% of total female employment) is '23.8%.'" "Part time employment, male (% of total male employment) is '8%.'"
July 19, 2023, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The heirs of each priority shall inherit in equal shares, with the exception of heirs, inheriting by the right of presentation...The heirs by operation of law of the first priority shall be the children, spouse and parents of the deceased" (1056-1057). "The right of inheritance, belonging to the spouse by virtue of the will or the law, does not affect spouse’s other property rights, related to marriage with the testator, including the right of ownership to the part of property, jointly acquired while being married" (1065). The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 2008) relating to inheritance are still current as of December 2022 and no changes...more
July 14, 2023, 11:22 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Citizens can have according to the legislation property on the property right; inherit and bequeath property; be engaged in the entrepreneurial and any other not forbidden by legal acts activities; create legal entities independently or together with other citizens and legal entities; make the transactions which are not contradicting the legislation and participate in obligations; choose the residence; have the rights of authors of works of science, literature or art, inventions or other results of intellectual activities protected by the legislation; have other property and personal non-property rights" (para 139).
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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March 20, 2023, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"According to the “Family and marriage Code of the Republic of Belarus” the marriage isn’t allowed: between persons who are already married; between relatives on the direct ascending and descending line (a child, a parent, a grandparent, a grandchild); between full and not full brothers and sisters, and also between adoptive parents and adopted child; between persons from which at least one person is acknowledged by court as incapacitated."
March 3, 2023, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

Belarus report submitted to UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities they would supply, 'Inpatient medical rehabilitation for adults in 59 medical rehabilitation departments (2,706 beds) and for children in 37 departments (1,952 beds) [for] the major contingent of child patients in need of such care [which] are those with [...] congenital anomalies (congenital anomalies of the circulatory system, central nervous system and urinary system and congenital anomalies and deformities of the musculoskeletal system)' and provide ultrasound screenings at stages determined by the ministry of health to 'identify birth defects that can lead to disability' (VC CODER COMMENT).
March 3, 2023, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"As a result of the increased number of unregistered families within the last decades in Belarus the number of children born to women not married officially has been growing fast. Nowadays every fourth or fifth child in the country is born outside a registered marriage. Still, experts remark that not all children born outside a marriage are children of single mothers. A considerable part of them is children born in a de facto family where the union has not been formalized. About 8% of marriages are unregistered [and] about 20% of children are born outside a registered marriage" (para. 13).
Feb. 21, 2023, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"During the interviews, women stated that 'Both men and women businesses face generally the same obstacles in starting up, operational management and strategic development. But in an unfriendly environment – mostly men survive'. Similar messages were obtained from the survey, with almost no significant difference in the estimation of barriers was revealed. The main external barriers mentioned were government control (32.2% of female and 29.3% of male owners), administrative burden (44.1% vs. 41.1%) and tax system (33.5% and 30.5%) (Table 4). Almost all barriers were equally mentioned by the respondents except for corruption. Corruption is the only obstacle that differs between men and women, pointed out by 50% of women,...more
Feb. 4, 2023, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Referring to the Committee’s previous concluding observations (para. 49), please provide information on: (a) The measures taken to adopt the legal amendments necessary to ensure the rights of women to marital property and their economic rights both during marriage and following its dissolution, including in cases of domestic violence and with regard to women in de facto unions, and of children born from such unions" (9). This suggests that women may experience discrimination in the distribution of assets (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 4, 2023, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Women and men have the same inheritance rights under civil law in Belarus, both as spouses and as descendants (Civil Code, Articles 1057, 1065). Customary and religious laws are not considered valid sources of law, in regard to inheritance or any other matters (Constitution of Belarus). Women have equal rights to men to make a will and the law does not prohibit disinheritance of a surviving spouse (Civil Code, Article 1041)" (3).
Feb. 4, 2023, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"The CEDAW committee draws attention to one troubling reality of divorce in Belarus: in the event of divorce, marital property can only be sold if both spouses agree, which may force women to continue living with their violent partner if he refuses to agree to sell or to move out of the marital domicile" (3).
Feb. 4, 2023, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Customary and religious laws are not considered valid sources of law, in regard to inheritance or any other matters (Constitution of Belarus)" (3). "Belarusian legislation does not discriminate against married or unmarried women in relation to rights of ownership, use, decision-making power, or use as collateral of land and non-land assets (Civil Code, Article 210; Marriage and Family Code, Articles 20 and 23). The default marital property regime is partial community of property (Civil Code, Article 259; Marriage and Family Code, Articles 23 and 26) and both couples must agree on the administration of property (Civil Code, Article 256; Marriage and Family Code, Articles 23). All property bought before a...more
Feb. 4, 2023, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"Customary, religious, or traditional practices that discriminate against daughters or female surviving spouses do not seem to be an issue in Belarus in terms of the women’s right to inherit" (3).
Jan. 23, 2023, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 1056 and 1057.
Jan. 23, 2023, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage and Family Code, Art. 23.
Jan. 23, 2023, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 1056,1057 and 1065.
Jan. 23, 2023, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not prohibit discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage and Family Code, Arts. 20 (1) and 22. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Decree on...more