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Latest items for Cote D'Ivoire

Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In the event of divorce, each spouse retains his or her private assets, and joint assets are distributed equally" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Civil marriage in Cote d’Ivoire is governed by the 1974 Family Code and its 1983 and 2013 amendments. In the default regime, partial community of property, assets acquired before and after marriage are separated. Assets that are acquired during the marriage, as well as individual earnings after marriage, are jointly held by both spouses. While the regime treats inherited land as a sole owned asset, any land that a household purchases after marriage is considered jointly owned. In the event of divorce, each spouse retains his or her private assets, and joint assets are distributed equally" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Rules and norms of customary law govern the bulk of Côte d’Ivoire’s rural land; less than 2% of the country’s rural land is formally registered (PRINDEX 2019). Under this customary system, land in rural Côte d’Ivoire is typically delineated along the lineage of a specific area’s original inhabitants. In patrilineal communities, land is passed from father to son. For matrilineal groups, including the Baoulé and Agni groups in the Southeast and center of the country, land is passed from maternal uncles to their nephews. Whether patrilineal or matrilineal, women have very limited access to property ownership and have less secure land tenure than men" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"…[U]nder the law, widowed married women are entitled to full ownership of jointly-owned assets after the death of her spouse" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"…[W]omen in Côte d’Ivoire are 20 percentage points more likely than men to express concern about being kicked off their property following divorce, and 35 percentage points more likely in the event of widowhood—a scenario that could occur more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic (2)."
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"…[W]omen in Côte d’Ivoire are 20 percentage points more likely than men to express concern about being kicked off their property following divorce, and 35 percentage points more likely in the event of widowhood—a scenario that could occur more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"...It can be difficult for women to use their land as collateral, and the insecurity can adversely affect labor choices" (2). "Unlike customary marriage, where women are typically absorbed into the husband’s family and are granted limited or no rights to household assets, civil (or statutory) marriage can lead to a fundamental redistribution of property rights within the household" (2).
Oct. 21, 2022, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"In Côte d'Ivoire, nearly all rural land is currently held and transferred according to the rules and norms of customary law, which disadvantage women. The bill would protect the rights of both spouses to manage and dispose of marital property" (para 5).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Dec. 20, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea, Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-2

In Belgium, “The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls, and it was not a widespread practice in the country. Reported cases were primarily filed by recent immigrants or asylum seekers. Criminal sanctions apply to persons convicted of FGM/C. According to 2017 estimates, there were more than 17,000 female minor and adult victims of FGM/C in the country, while more than 8,000 were at risk. The vast majority of potential victims were asylum seekers from Guinea, Somalia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Egypt” (9).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Educational participation of girls was lower than that of boys, particularly in rural areas. Although girls enrolled at a higher rate, their participation rates dropped below that of boys because of the tendency to keep girls at home to do domestic work or care for younger siblings and due to widespread sexual harassment of female students by teachers and other staff" (20-21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically penalize spousal rape" (18).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and prescribes penalties of between one and three years’ imprisonment and fines of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700). Nevertheless, the government rarely, if ever, enforced the law, and harassment was widespread and routinely tolerated" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Relatives, police, and traditional leaders often discouraged rape survivors from pursuing criminal cases, with their families often accepting payment for compensation" (19). "Rape victims were no longer required to obtain a medical certificate, which could cost up to 50,000 CFA francs ($850), to move a legal complaint forward" (19). "Survivors stressed that although sexual and gender-based violence was an 'everyday reality,' deeply ingrained taboos discouraged them from speaking out. Survivors were ostracized and advocates for survivors reported being threatened. Fear of challenging male authority figures silenced most victims" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically outlaw domestic violence" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Societal violence against women included traditional practices, such as dowry deaths (the killing of brides over dowry disputes)" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law specifically penalizes anyone who forces a minor younger than age 18 to enter a religious or customary matrimonial union. Nevertheless, reports of traditional marriages involving at least one minor spouse persisted" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (19).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Educational participation of girls was lower than that of boys, particularly in rural areas" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use, recruitment, or offering of children for commercial sex or pornographic films, pictures, or events. Violators can receive prison sentences ranging from five to 20 years and fines of five million to 50 million CFA francs ($8,500 to $85,000)" (22-23). "The constitution explicitly prohibits human trafficking, including forced labor and child labor. The law criminalizes all forms of human trafficking, including for the purposes of forced labor or slavery, and the worst forms of child labor" (26). "The law prohibits child trafficking and the worst forms of child labor" (27).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"A law passed in July establishes the right for women to inherit upon the deaths of their husbands as much as the deceased’s children can" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary schooling is obligatory, free, and open to all. Education was thus ostensibly free and compulsory for children ages six to 16, but families generally reported being asked to pay school fees" (20).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of 253 National Assembly (lower legislative body) members, 29 were women. Of 99 Senate (upper legislative body) members, 19 were women, including 11 of 33 appointed by President Ouattara on April 3 and eight of 66 elected in 2018" (16).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape and provides for prison terms of five to 20 years for perpetrators... A life sentence can be imposed in cases of gang rape if the rapists are related to or hold positions of authority over the victim, or if the victim is younger than age 15" (18)."The penalty for statutory rape or attempted rape of a child younger than age 16 is a prison sentence of one to three years and a fine of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($610 to $1,700)" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A local NGO that aims to protect the rights of persons with disabilities reported a man who raped and ultimately killed a pregnant handicapped woman in April was sentenced to a 20-year jail term" (18-19). "Media reported rapes of girls as young as age three during the year" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Significant human rights issues included arbitrary killings by police; arbitrary detention by security forces; harsh prison conditions; politically motivated imprisonment; lack of independence of the judiciary; restrictions on free expression, press, and internet; impediments to the rights of peaceful assembly and association; crimes of violence against women and girls, which the government took little action to prosecute" (1).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The constitution provides for equal access to public or private employment and prohibits any discrimination in access to or in the pursuit of employment on the basis of sex" (29).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"In 2017 according to UNICEF, 27 percent of girls were married by age 18 and 7 percent by age 15" (21).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not provide information on the percentage of rape cases tried as rape versus the lesser charge of indecent assault, which carries a prison term of six months to five years. Media and NGOs reported rape of schoolgirls by teachers was a problem, but few perpetrators had charges filed against them" (18). "The government made some efforts to enforce the law, but local and international human rights groups reported rape remained widespread. A local NGO that aims to protect the rights of persons with disabilities reported a man who raped and ultimately killed a pregnant handicapped woman in April was sentenced to a 20-year jail term" (18-19). "[P]olice...more
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"[A]n HIV-positive woman was thrown out of her in-laws’ home after the death of her husband" (25).