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Nov. 22, 2022, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Penal Code, Art. 212; Central Bank of Angola Notice No. 12/2016, Art. 5. 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: no source provided. 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:...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Gender Equality Act, Arts. 9 and 23. 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: no source provided. 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 cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women,...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
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: no source provided. 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 cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
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: Loi No. 2007-022 du 20 août 2007 Relative au Mariage et aux Régimes Matrimoniaux, Art. 59. 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 cites the...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, Arts. 3, 4(5), and 5; Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Art. 3 (4). 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: Family Law Act, Arts. 3 and 32. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), The law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Loi du 21 décembre 2007 portant transposition de la directive 2004/113/CE, Arts. 1-3. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law allows a woman to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code Civil, Art. 216. 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...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), The law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, Art. 7. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law allows a woman to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 3.3(1) and 3.29. 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...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Libya
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), the law allows a woman to sign a contract in the same way as a man. 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 register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
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), the law allows a woman to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Domestic Relations Law of 1973, Sec. 3.4. 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: Domestic...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
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 applicable provisions could be located. 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 its source: Legal Capacity of Married Persons Act of 2006, Art. 3. 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...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
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 applicable provisions could be located. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), women can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: No restrictions could be located . According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), women can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: No restrictions couls be...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Consumers’ Rights Protection Law, Arts. 3-1 and 8. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law allows women to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Law, Arts. 84-85; 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 a source: Commercial Law,...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men, including under family, labor, religious, personal status and nationality, property, inheritance, employment, access to credit, and owning and managing businesses and property laws. Little discrimination was reported in employment, ownership and management of businesses, or access to credit, education, or housing" (15).
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on State Guarantees of Equal Rights for Women and Men, Arts. 1, 3 and 15. 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: Family Code, Arts. 2.2, 29.1 and 29.3. 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...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Equal Treatment Act, Arts. 30 and 34. 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: no source provided. 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: no source provided. According to the...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:31 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Art. 22; Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, Sec. 33. 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: Married Persons (Equality of Status) Act 1996, Art. 4. 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...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
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: Family Code, Arts. 1(4) and 24(1). 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: Civil Code, Art. 26. According...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
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: no source provided. 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: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business,...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
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: no source provided. 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: Code de Commerce, Arts. 7-8. According to the...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:18 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Protection from Discrimination, Art. 20(2)(e). 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: Family Code, Arts. 1 and 50. 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: Law on Entrepreneurs...more
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:15 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
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 of the Republic of Afghanistan, Art. 39. 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: Comercial Law,...more
Nov. 17, 2022, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Paramount Chiefs are the custodian of the land according to customary law, which often give men decision-making and ownership power over land" (para 1). "Women are extremely important contributors to food sovereignty in the rural areas in Sierra Leone. However, they have usually no legal title to land. Even if statutory laws might allow women to be landowners, women have to confront another patriarchic system closer to their homes. Customary laws often give men most decision-making and ownership power over land issues. On top of that, Paramount Chiefs are the custodian of the land according to customary law in Sierra Leone. Chiefs are the uncontested leaders within the boundaries of...more
Nov. 17, 2022, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The automatic regime of marital property is joint ownership, but there are certain shortcomings in regulations that affect women adversely" (6).
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:38 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Customary and religious laws are not valid sources of law under the constitution, in regard to parental authority or any other matter" (4, 7). "Women and men have equal rights to own and access land and non-land assets, under the Constitution" (7). "Marital status does not affect women’s rights to property (Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, Article 34; Family Codes Articles 172 and 177; Law on Basis of Ownership and Property Relations, Articles 1 and 3). Under the Family Law, each spouse retains ownership of any property that they owned prior to marriage; property acquired during marriage may be owned in common or separately, or divided according to an...more
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law governing matrimonial regimes stipulates joint land title ownership for a husband and wife who are legally married" (35).
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although the 2006 land reform in Rwanda was designed to address gender discrimination in relation to land distribution and land rights, the reform has some weaknesses. For instance, only the rights of women who are in a marriage registered under statutory law are protected by the new land reform. 'Living in consensual unions and polygamous marriages do not confer any legal rights on women, nor do religious or traditional marriage ceremonies.'[3] However, especially in rural Rwanda, many couples are married only under traditional customary law. Across Rwanda, about one-third of marriages are not registered by the state. In case of separation or death of the spouse, this usually means that...more
Nov. 15, 2022, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Customary and religious law are not considered valid sources of law under the constitution, in regard to inheritance or any other matters" (3).
Nov. 11, 2022, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Penal Code, Art. 177; Gender Equality Law, Art. 10. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law allows women to sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 10, 161, and 162; Law on Development and Protection of Women of 2004, Art. 15. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same...more
Nov. 9, 2022, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law provides for the same rights to women, regardless of marital status, over the ownership, use, decision-making power, and use as collateral over land and non-land assets (Constitution, Art 51,). The default marital property regime is partial community property and both spouses administer jointly held property under the law (Civil Code, Arts 1400-1421). In 1998, the Dominican Republic adopted mandatory joint titling for both married couples and those in consensual unions" (8). "Married and unmarried women have the same rights as men to open a bank account at a formal institution. They similarly have equal rights as men to obtain credit" (8).
Oct. 28, 2022, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Regarding land, property and other non-land assets, married women are not provided with the same rights as married men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Family Code, art. 217). Marital property is administered by the male head of household (Family Code, art. 217). Nonetheless, spousal consent is required for major transactions (Family Code, art. 217)" (6).