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Use the filters below to review and take action on sex discriminatory laws around the world. Add your name to the call in each of the countries to hold governments accountable to fulfilling their commitment to the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and gender equality by revoking all laws that discriminate on the basis of sex.

Country Title -- Click to Learn More Law Type Law Status Action
Afghanistan Shia Personal Status Law of 2009 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Algeria The Family Code of 1984 modified by Ordinance No. 05-02 of 27 February 2005 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Bahamas The Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, 1991 Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Bahrain Decree Law No. 12 Amending Bahraini Citizenship Act of 1963 Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Brunei Brunei Nationality Law No. 4 of 1961, as amended by S 43/00 and S 55/02 Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Burundi Decree-Law No. 1/024 of 28th April 1993 amending the Code of the Person and the Family Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Cameroon The Civil Status Registration (Ordinance No. 81-02 of 29 June 1981) Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Chile The Civil Code Inheritance and Property Discriminatory law in force Take Action
China The Labour Act (1994) Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Cuba Family Code Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Democratic Republic of Congo Law 87-010 on the Family Code Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Dominican Republic The Civil Code Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Egypt Penal Code No. 58 of 1937 Honor Killings Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Guinea Civil Code of the Republic of Guinea Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
India Indian Penal Code 1860, as amended by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 2013 Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Indonesia Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Iran The Islamic Penal Code of 2013, Books I, II and V Evidence Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Ireland Social Welfare Consolidation Act No. 26 of 2005, as amended by Social Welfare and Pensions Act No. 8 of 2007 Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Israel Rabbinical Courts Jurisdiction (Marriage and Divorce) Law (5713-1953) Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Japan The Civil Code of Japan Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Kenya The Marriage Act No. 4 of 2014 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Lebanon The Penal Code Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Madagascar The Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004) Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Mali Law No. 2011 – 087 of December 30, 2011 Relating to the Code of Persons and Family Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Malta Criminal Code Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Monaco Law No. 1155 on Nationality (December 18, 1992) as amended by Law No. 1276 (December 22, 2003) and Law No. 1387 (December 19, 2011) Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Nicaragua Civil Code Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Nigeria The Penal Code of Northern Nigeria Domestic Violence Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Pakistan The Qanun e Shahadat Order, 1984 (Law of Evidence) Evidence Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Palestine Palestinian Penal Code No. 16 of 1961 Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Philippines The Revised Penal Code as amended by Act No. 10158 (March 27, 2012) Prostitution Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Russia Resolution No. 162 of 25 February 2000 and Labor Code - Federal Law No. 197-FZ of 2001 Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Saudi Arabia Fatwa on Women’s Driving of Automobiles (Shaikh Abdel Aziz Bin Abdallah Bin Baz), 1990 Travel Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Singapore Penal Code Rape Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Sudan The Muslim Personal Law Act of Sudan, 1991 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Swaziland Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act 2005 Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Syria The Penal Code Honor Killings Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Tanzania The Law of Marriage Act, 1971, as amended by Act 23/73, Act 15/80 and Act 9/96 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Togo Ordinance No. 78-34 of 7 September 1978 establishing the Code of Togolese Nationality Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Tunisia Personal Status Code of 1956 Inheritance and Property Discriminatory law in force Take Action
United Arab Emirates Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 of the UAE Personal Affairs Law Inheritance and Property Discriminatory law in force Take Action
United Kingdom Revised Employment Policy for Women in the Army - Effect on the Royal Marines and Equality Act 2010 Employment Discriminatory law in force Take Action
United States The Immigration and Nationality Act Citizenship Discriminatory law in force Take Action
Yemen The Personal Status Act No. 20 of 1992 Marriage, Divorce, Polygamy & Wife Obedience Discriminatory law in force Take Action