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May 2, 2024, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"TWEEDE AFDELING VAN DE ORDE DER ERFOPVOLGING Artikel 880427 De kinderen of hun afstammelingen erven van hun ouders, grootouders, of verdere bloedverwanten in de opgaande linie, zonder onderscheid van kunne of eerstgeboorte. Zij erven voor gelijke delen bij hoofden, wanneer zij allen in de eersten graad zijn, en uit eigen hoofde geroepen worden; zij erven bij staken, wanneer zij allen, of een gedeelte van hen, bij plaatsvervulling opkomen" (179). SECTION 2426 OF THE ORDER OF SUCCESSION Item 880427 The children or their descendants inherit from their parents, grandparents, or further descendants blood relatives in the ascending line, without distinction of sex or primogeniture. They inherit equally by heads, if they...more
April 11, 2024, 6:58 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Ninth section. THE FAMILY. Article 35. 1. The family is recognized and protected. 2. Husband and wife are equal before the law. 3. Every child shall have the right to protection without any form of discrimination. 4. Parents shall have the same responsibilities towards legal or natural children. 5. The State recognizes the extraordinary value of motherhood. 6. Working women shall be entitled to paid maternity leave" (7). The fact that husbands and wives are equal before the law and have the same responsibilties towards children indicates that both spouses have equal rights to make decisions regarding household assets.The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 2002) relating...more
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Suriname ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
March 9, 2024, 12:44 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Because sex work is not legal in Suriname, the name ‘SUCOS’ unfortunately could not be included in the founding act" (para 3).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
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 Suriname who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 28 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Suriname, Tunisia, Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala, Suriname
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: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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: Suriname
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 Suriname was 96 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
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 Suriname is 45.4% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Suriname is 74 years for women and 67 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Suriname is 68.5 years for men and 74.6 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 28, 2023, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-5

"An impoverished population and anti-prostitution laws that go unenforced make this former Dutch colony a popular destination for sex industry traffickers" (para 1).
Oct. 28, 2023, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-4

"A 1997 UN report noted that Suriname is one of the few countries that also issues temporary work permits for migrant prostitutes allegedly en route to other countries" (para 1).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"17.8 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '36%.'"
June 29, 2023, 3:13 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Although many marriage partners are of the same ethnic group, mixed marriages do take place in Paramaribo. In traditional Hindostani families in the agricultural districts, parents still select partners for their children [...] The clan system among the Maroons is based on a shared belief in a common matrilineal descent. The population of a village can overlap considerably with a matrilineal clan ( lo )" (32, 34). There is little evidence of a high amount of consanguineous marriage in practice, although the customary marriage practices that aim to keep wealth in the family as well as the matrilineal clan systems point to its acceptance if it does occur in rural...more
June 22, 2023, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Marriage is forbidden between all persons who exist one another in the ascending and descending order descending line, torn by lawful, torn door on lawful birth, or by marriage; and in the sidelines between brother and sister, legal or illegitimate."
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Slovakia, Somalia, Suriname, Thailand, Turkmenistan
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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June 4, 2023, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
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. 861 and 880.
June 4, 2023, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
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: Civil Code, Art. 2. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman cannot register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Business Registration Act, Art. 5. According to...more
June 4, 2023, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
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. 861 and 880a.
April 20, 2023, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"Although Suriname’s constitution guarantees property rights, they are sometimes inadequately protected... Women face inequality related to inheritance and property due to discriminatory local customs" (37-38).
April 7, 2023, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In terms of intersectional discrimination and the principle of equality, the Committee was concerned about reports of denial of land rights to indigenous women" (para 4).
Dec. 21, 2022, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law provides for the protection of a woman’s right to equal access to education, employment, and property" (14).
Dec. 21, 2022, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women face inequality related to inheritance and property due to discriminatory local customs" (para 36).