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Women's rights checklist

  • Constitution refers to gender equality or non-discrimination
  • CEDAW ratified without reservations
  • Equal rights to pass nationality to child
  • Domestic violence legislation exists (standalone)
  • Rape is criminalised (except marital rape)
  • Marital rape is criminalised
  • Law does not allow mitigating circumstances for femicide
  • Law does not include exoneration if offender marries his victim
  • Abortion is legal or not criminalised in the case of rape
  • Sexual harassment is criminalised
  • Adultery is not criminalised
  • Laws on FGM/C (if known to be practiced)
  • Sex work is not criminalised
  • Minimum age of marriage at 18 (with no exception for marriage below 16)
  • No requirement for male marriage guardian for adult women
  • Polygamy is prohibited
  • Equal rights in marriage and divorce
  • Equal rights to guardianship of children
  • Equal rights to custody of children
  • Equal rights to inheritance
  • Women have the right to equal pay for the same work as men
  • Women have the right to equal pay for work of equal value
  • Unlawful to dismiss worker based on her pregnancy or taking maternity leave
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