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Latest items for ERBG-LAW-1

July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The adoption of Act No. 221/AN/17/8 L amending and supplementing Act No. 133/AN/05/5 L of 28 January 2006 on the Labour Code of 25 June 2018, which prohibits sexual harassment, which is now punishable by a fine of one to two million Djibouti francs and a term of one month of imprisonment. A repeat offence shall be punishable by a term of two months of imprisonment or a doubled fine, or both" (13). "Vocational training in sewing, hairdressing, cookery and preschool instruction is provided to young girls who left school early. There are 202 students enrolled in the training, split up into first-year and second-year levels" (13).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Promotion of Employment (August 2007) stipulates that the state shall ensure that women enjoy labour rights equal to those of men. When an employer recruits employees, it shall not refuse to recruit women or increase the thresholds for recruitment of women on gender grounds, in violation of relevant laws" (16). "In order to eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation, in January 2006 China ratified the International Labour Organization’s Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention of 1958. Then, on 30 August 2007, the NPC Standing Committee considered and adopted the Law of the People’s Republic of China On Promotion of Employment, which dedicated...more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"[E]xcept for biological reasons or reasons related to the nature of the job, the employer must not make any discrimination, either directly or indirectly, against an employee in the conclusion, conditions, execution and termination of her/his employment contract due to the employee’s sex or maternity; and as per sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph 3 of Article 18 sub-titled 'Justification of termination with a valid reason', race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin shall not constitute a valid reason for termination" (28).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The Integral Gender Action Plans 2000 2005; 2006 2010 and the Gender Work Plan 2013 are based on the programmes of action of the MDG’s, ICPD, CEDAW, the Bel m do Par Convention, BPFA, Government Statements 2005 2010, 2010, 2016, National Government Programmes for corresponding periods and on the evaluation of the implementation of former Plans of Action. Priorities as formulated in the Integral Gender Action Plans involve institutional arrangements, poverty, economy and the labour market, voice and decision making, violence against women, education, health, media and environment. It provides a framework for implementing initiatives and actions under these priority areas by various key institutions/players at governmental and civil society...more
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women who worked in the private sector, and especially nonnationals, regularly did not receive equal benefits and reportedly faced discrimination in promotions and pay. Labor law prohibits women from working in hazardous, strenuous, or physically or morally harmful jobs" (29). "...Labor law prohibits women from working in hazardous, strenuous, or physically or morally harmful jobs. The domestic worker law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, political opinion, national, or social origin..." (38).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits employment discrimination and stipulates that every employer pay male and female workers equal pay for work of equal value. The law prohibits women working underground but places no other legal limitations on the employment of women. Workers may file legal complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace" (23).
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"The law provides the same legal status and rights for women as for men; however, the government did not enforce the law effectively. The law does not specifically require equal pay for equal work, nor does it prohibit discrimination based on gender in hiring. The law contains provisions that limit excessive physical work or night shift requirements during pregnancy. The law contains special provisions to protect women against abuse; however, these provisions were rarely enforced" (16).
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"In rural areas, where most of the population engaged in subsistence farming, traditional social structures tended to favor entrenched gender roles, leading to a pattern of discrimination against women. While there was little discrimination in access to employment and credit, women often did not receive equal pay for substantially similar work. The law does not permit women to work in positions that might endanger their health, safety, or morals. According to the labor and social protection codes, such positions included night shifts in the manufacturing sector and certain positions in the mining, metallurgy, and chemical industries, and this was generally respected in the formal sectors" (30).
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men with regard to family, employment" (14).
Jan. 8, 2022, 9:32 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The labor code prohibits discrimination against persons in employment and occupation based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, ethnicity, or disability, including physical, sensory, intellectual, and mental disability. The law does not address age or pregnancy" (40).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"...The law requires that one-third of the board members of publicly traded companies, but not private ones, be women. The law requires companies with at least 50 employees to provide a clear overview of their compensation plans, a detailed breakdown by gender of their wages and fringe benefits, a gender-neutral classification of functions, and the possibility of appointing a mediator to address and follow up on gender-related problems" (16).
Dec. 17, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"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). "The government updated its labor laws to prevent women from doing certain jobs deemed 'work that exceeds the ability and physical capacity of women, or work that presents dangers which are likely to undermine their morality, for example, working underground or in the mines.' The government indicated that if a woman wanted to carry out any of the work on the 'prohibited list,' she needed to contact an inspector at the Ministry of Labor" (29).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"[W]omen often encountered significant restrictions, including prohibitions on their employment in 456 jobs. Although the government promised to open most of these jobs to women by 2021, the approximately 100 jobs that the Ministry of Labor has ruled especially physically taxing, including firefighting, mining, and steam boiler repair, would remain off limits" (56). "The law restricts women’s employment in jobs with 'harmful or dangerous conditions or work underground, except in nonphysical jobs or sanitary and consumer services,' and forbids women’s employment in 'manual handling of bulk weights that exceed the limits set for their handling.' The law includes hundreds of tasks prohibited for women and includes restrictions on women’s employment...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women enjoy the same legal status and rights as men under the constitution. Women and men are legally equal in marriage, and the law provides for gender equality in exercising the right to work. The law specifies that employers must not discriminate against women with regard to pay or working conditions. According to the Ministry of Labor and the Confederation of Workers, regulations protecting women’s labor rights were enforced in the formal sector, although according to the World Economic Forum, women earned 36 percent less on average than men doing comparable jobs" (27-28). "The constitution prohibits employment discrimination of every citizen. The law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, sex,...more
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"PA labor law states that work is the right of every capable citizen; however, it regulates the work of women, preventing them from employment in dangerous occupations" (104).
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-1

"The constitution provides for the same legal status and rights for men and women and prohibits discrimination against women, although few laws exist to implement the provision. The constitution requires equal pay for equal work, but discrimination against women in employment existed" (16).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, CONST-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men, and the government enforced laws prohibiting discrimination in all sectors. Women nonetheless experienced widespread discrimination, particularly with respect to employment (also see section 7.d. regarding pay disparities between genders)" (15).
Nov. 11, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work. The government’s Sixth Basic Plan on Equal Employment and Work-Life Balance provides a roadmap for a policy on women’s employment that consists of three pillars: creating nondiscriminatory working environments, preventing interruptions in women’s careers, and providing re-employment for “career-interrupted” women"(30).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"While the law provides that women enjoy the same rights as men, women experienced discrimination in employment. According to the government commissioner on gender policy, women on average received 30 percent lower salaries than men. The Ministry of Health maintained a list of 50 occupations that remain prohibited for women" (44).
Oct. 28, 2021, 12:31 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Labor laws and regulations related to employment or occupation prohibit discrimination regarding race, sex, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation or gender identity, HIV-positive (or other communicable disease) status, religion, age, or world view. The government effectively enforced these laws and regulations. Penalties for violations were sufficient to deter violations" (Page 15).
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-2

"In a written response to HRW, the government disputed the claims and said that women could act as guardians to obtain passports or ID cards for their children, that women did not need permission to accept a scholarship or to work at ministries, government institutions or schools and that guardian approval was also not required for educational field trips at Qatar University" (para 24).
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"Labor laws and regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender, disability, religion, political opinion, natural origin or citizenship, age, language, and sexual orientation or gender identity. Discrimination against individuals who are HIV positive or suffer from other communicable diseases is also prohibited. The government generally enforced the laws and regulations, although discrimination in employment occurred with respect to Afro-Brazilians, women, persons with disabilities, indigenous persons, and transgender individuals. The Ministry of Economy implemented rules to integrate promotion of racial equality in its programs, including requiring race be included in data for programs financed by the ministry. According to the ILO, women not only earned less than men...more
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Labor laws and directives mandate sex segregation of the workforce, assigning specific jobs to women while impeding their access to others. Women’s retirement age is also set at 55 years, compared with 60 years for men, which has material consequences for women’s pension benefits, economic independence, and access to decision-making positions" (27).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, ATFPA-LAW-1

"The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women and men, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws. Although the law prohibits discrimination in employment and requires equal rates of pay for equal or similar work, academics and watchdog groups argue that the lack of pay transparency hinders pursuing pay discrimination claims" (10).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law bans discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment- related areas. It defines discrimination as treating one person in a less favorable way than another person based on color and race, creed, origin, language, sex, civil or family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical condition, or membership in the Traveller community (also see section 6). The law specifically requires equal pay for equal work or work of equal value. The law provides the same legal protections to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community; divorcees; single parents working in state-owned or state- funded schools; and hospitals operating under religious patronage. The government effectively enforced...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"According to the Constitution an Estonian citizen has the right to freely choose his or her area of activity, profession and place of work. Citizens of foreign states...ILO Convention C45 (underground work of women) was denounced by Estonia in December 2007 abolishing general prohibition of these jobs to women. Additionally, together with coming into force of the new ECA in 2009, the list of physically strenuous jobs and of jobs posing a health hazard where the employment of women was prohibited, no longer exists." (29).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, disability, religion, political opinion, birth, social origin, HIV-positive status, or union membership" (31).
Aug. 6, 2021, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law and regulations prohibit employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, civil status, union affiliation, religion, political opinion, nationality, national extraction, social origin, disability, language, sexual orientation, or gender identity, HIV-positive status or other communicable diseases, refugee or stateless status, ethnicity or social status. The government and employers do not discriminate on the basis of refugee, stateless status, or ethnicity, but workers must have a work permit or be citizens to hold contracted jobs. The law also provides civil legal remedies to victims of employment discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion or belief, association or participation in union organizations or lack...more
July 27, 2021, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Employers did not permit women to work in positions that might endanger their health, safety, or moralsAccording to the labor and social protection codes, such positions included night shifts in the manufacturing sector and certain positions in the mining, metallurgy, and chemical industries" (p 30).
July 21, 2021, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women must also not marry a non Saudi citizen and have to possess a high school education to be eligible to sign up" (Para 7). "But in spite of the reforms which allow women to work, drive and travel independently, women's rights are still a major issue amid a recent crackdown on dissenters" (Para 8).