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Latest items for GIC-LAW-2

May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"[C]rèches and day-care services are provided in workplaces where women are employed or in case these services are not provided, the employer has a chance to exempt this amount from income tax on the condition that the employer provides direct payments to the service providers" (19).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"A non-contributory social system, granted to all Surinamese who have lived in Suriname until the age of 60, also managed by the Government, i.e. the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing. This benefit was increased from SRD 275 in 2008 to SRD 350 in 2010; to SRD 425 in 2011; and to SRD 525 monthly in 2012; a 90.9 per cent increase from 2007 to 2012. In 2011, a total number of 46,266 persons were eligible for this benefit, 55 per cent of whom were women" (35). "A comparison between 2002 and 2011 shows that the overall proportion of women beneficiaries remained stable between 54 per cent and 55 per...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"There are benefits tied to employment or marital status or any other status. There is law mandating maternity leave. The law states woman have 4 months of paid maternity leave" (1).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"The CPV and certain government ministries and local governments issued their own regulations on family size for their staff. A decree issued by the Politburo, for example, subjects CPV members to official reprimand if they have three children, removes them from a ranking position if they have four children, and expels them from the CPV if they have five children. Violating the decree also decreases the likelihood of promotion and may lead to job termination. The CPV did not enforce these provisions consistently" (30).
Aug. 4, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"It was nonetheless unfair to women, Ms. Li said. She said the government should reimburse employers for maternity pay, as some other countries do, and mandate paternity leave, so women would not be singled out for being parents" (Para 22).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Under Australia's minimum National Employment Standards (NES), all employees with 12 months continuous service are entitled to 12 months unpaid parental leave. Where mothers do not have 12 months service, their employment is often terminated. Paid parental leave is essential to address the gendered wealth gap. The current Federal paid parental leave scheme provides employees with an entitlement to 18 weeks of leave funded by the Government at the minimum wage. Strict eligibility requirements mean that many mothers in the workforce do not meet the work test, and thus cannot access the scheme" (10). "In 2018, the Government introduced intrusive measures that require single parents receiving parenting or unemployment payments...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan

"Yayoi Kimura, a Liberal Democratic member of the House of Representatives who endorsed the letter, said that when she co-sponsored a bill to provide a tax break for unmarried parents, some of her male colleagues argued that most single mothers were either mistresses of rich men or hyperambitious career women who did not need government assistance" (para 22).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Working women receive social payments from the State social insurance fund in the amount of the average monthly wage for all the days of maternity leave, as well as for the care of a child up to one year of age at 40 per cent of the average monthly wage" (35).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Legislation grants women the right to the reimbursements and benefits due to a married employee, while their husbands receive them as unmarried employees, if the benefits due her are greater than those due to her husband" (21).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

According to the table, women are not guaranteed an equivalent position after maternity leave (59).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

97% of UK companies now offer some form of flexible working and the benefit to business is estimated to be around £55 million per year… It gives parents more flexibility in how to share the care of their child in the first year following birth or adoption (24).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"The one example of protections for women, the Social Security Law of 2012’s provisions for pregnant women, is not routinely enforced. In fact, women report that they are either unaware of the right to take leave or reluctant to assert this right for fear of losing their job" (page 4).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

"In 2010, the provincial government in Fukui launched a dating Web site called Fukui Marriage-Hunting Cafe, and couples who met on the site and eventually married received cash and gifts" (para. 12).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"The Committee notes with concern that the right to maternity leave is not applicable to all types of employment and that there is a lack of information on women domestic workers" (page 12).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 provides paid leave for employees with at least six months’ continuous service with their employer and up to 52 weeks’ unpaid leave for employees with at least 12 months’ continuous service with their employer . . . Further changes proposed to parental leave provisions came into effect on 1 April 2016 and include: Extending parental leave payments to non-standard workers and those who have recently changed jobs" (page 22).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Training Places for Single and Teenage Parents is an Australian, state and territory government initiative that improves job readiness and workforce participation for single and teenage parents. Support includes payment towards enrolment fees, course supplies, counselling services, transport arrangements, literacy and numeracy support, and job readiness training" (Pg 28-29).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"However, save under a court decision, a woman is ineligible for family benefits or parenthood deduction from the single tax on wages and salary (IUTS), which are automatically granted to the father. That practice is discriminatory and advocacy with the authorities is under way with a view to its termination" (26).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The Committee is concerned about the high rates of unemployment among women in the State party. It also notes with concern the continued occupational segregation between women and men in the labour market and the low representation of women in managerial positions in the private sector. The Committee is also concerned that, notwithstanding the concentration of women in domestic work in private households, it has not ratified the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization. It is further concerned at the lack of statistical data on cases of sexual harassment in the workplace and measures taken to address it. In addition, the Committee is concerned that...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the 2009-2015 plan for the implementation of the National Gender Equality and Equity Strategy, which includes measures for economic empowerment and autonomy of women. It remains concerned, however, about: (a) The persistent gender wage gap and occupational segregation of women and men; (b) The high unemployment rate among women and the concentration of women in the informal sector; (c) The absence of legal provisions explicitly criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace; (d) The existence of discriminatory legal provisions allocating child benefits only to the father (art. 21 of the Code of Social Security), excluding the children of a deceased employed woman from her pension...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

According to the data from the Intercensal Survey 2015, 68.5% of women who dedicate themselves to paid domestic work don't have employment benefits; in 2010, the percentage was 76.3%, in sum, the obligation that paid domestic workers should enjoy full workers' rights is still pending (page 29).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Pregnancy benefit can be paid to a woman at the end of her pregnancy if she has a physically demanding job that reduces her work capacity. A pregnant employee who is prohibited from continuing to work on account of risks in her work environment may also be entitled to pregnancy benefit. As of 1 January 2014 pregnant self-employed persons are also covered by the right to pregnancy benefit on account of risks in their work environment. In 2012 some 20 per cent of all pregnant women received pregnancy benefit. A woman also has the option of using parental leave days at the end of her pregnancy if she wishes to...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

""The Committee is concerned that […] That women continue to be ineligible to receive family benefits or a parenthood deduction from the single tax on wages and salaries, which are automatically granted to fathers," (9). (LC CODER COMMENT: Single, working mothers, therefore, would not benefit from these deductions at all.)
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"Of the MGNREGA [National Rural Employment Guarantee Act], it has been reported that despite incorporation of a provision which 'in the event that there are at least five children under the age of 6 at the worksite, one of the female workers should be deputed to look after them and she should be paid the same wage as other NREGA workers,' most women joining the program are discouraged from bringing children to work. A social audit on the implementation of the MGNREGA revealed that 70% of the women interviewed had no access to child-care services at the worksite, and 65% of them were unaware of this guaranteed right (Nayaranan 2008,...more
May 25, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

"Iran is considering legislation that would encourage businesses to prioritize the hiring of men with children" (p 7)
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Parents are entitled to share 480 days of parental leave when a child is born or adopted…A single parent is entitled to the full 480 days" (2).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Major restrictions on access to contraception were put in place, and penalties for performing illegal abortions were increased. Family planning services provided by the Iraqi Family Planning Association and the private sector were reserved exclusively for medical reasons (United Nations 1987; Efrati 1999). Only in the aftermath of the 1990–1991 Gulf War did the regime finally issue a decree allowing the provision of family planning services to all women" (2).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

“Pregnant women or women who have recently given birth may not be required to work overtime without their consent” (52).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal

“The law bars lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex couples and single women from receiving medically assisted reproductive health care from government-funded health-care providers” (13).
Dec. 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

"Section 47 [of Ireland’s Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005]. (5) Subject to this Chapter, maternity benefit [government financial support] shall be payable to (a) a woman . . .(c) a man . . .(I) [only] where the mother dies . . . (II) . . . [within 40 weeks after giving birth] . . ." (para 2)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"A woman’s employment contract cannot be terminated by reason of absence when she is on maternity leave, and her pay cannot be reduced" (12). "For each living dependent child she has, a woman is credited with one additional year’s service; If a woman with three living children resigns from her employment without being entitled to a pension, she is paid a 10 per cent bonus...For each child that is born to her, a woman’s retirement age is reduced by one year" (12).