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DR Congo – Law 87-010 on the Family Code

November 5, 2021

Article 444 of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Family Code of 1987 provides that a husband is head of the household Coun...

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Syria – The Penal Code

November 4, 2021

Country: Syria Law status: Repealed Law Type: Honor Killings Article 548 (amended in 2009 and 2011) of Syriaâ€...

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UAE – Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 of the UAE Personal Affairs Law

November 4, 2021

Article 334 of the Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 of the UAE Personal Affairs Law prescribes that males inherit twice as much as ...

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China – The Labor Act (1994)

November 4, 2021

Chapter VII, Section 59 of China’s Labor Act (1994) automatically bars all women from engaging in mining, other forms of in...

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Ireland – Social Welfare Consolidation Act No. 26 of 2005, as amended by Social Welfare and Pensions Act No. 8 of 2007

November 4, 2021

Section 6 of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 only provides 2 weeks of paternity leave. Under section 47(5) of Irelan...

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Madagascar – The Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004)

November 4, 2021

Article 85 of Madagascar’s Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004) forbids the employment of women in night work excep...

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Russia – Resolution No. 162 of 25 February 2000 and Labor Code – Federal Law No. 197-FZ of 2001

November 4, 2021

Article 253 of Russia’s Labor Code – Federal Law No. 197-FZ of 2001 and Resolution No. 162 of 25 February 2000 automatica...

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The United States – Department of Defense Directive-type Memorandum (DTM)-19-004 – Military Service by Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria dated March 12, 2019

November 4, 2021

The United States’ Department of Defense Directive-type Memorandum (DTM)-19-004 – Military Service by Transgender Per...

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Bahamas – Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, 1991

November 4, 2021

Section 3 of Bahamas’ Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act of 1991 explicitly allows marital rape. Country: B...

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India – Penal Code 1860, as amended by the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 2013

November 4, 2021

Laws allowing marital rape treat the wife as the property of the husband, and render her vulnerable to sexual violence and ab...

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Libya – The Penal Code

November 4, 2021

Article 424. of Libya’s Penal Code provides that If the offender marries the woman against whom the offense is committe...

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Singapore – The Penal Code

November 4, 2021

Article 375 and 376A of Singapore’s Penal Code provide marital immunity for sexual activity with minors under the age of 16...