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China – The Labor Act (1994)

Chapter VII, Section 59 of China’s Labor Act (1994) automatically bars all women from engaging in mining, other forms of intense physical labor that the State specifies or other work that female workers “should avoid.” Country: China Law ...


Tunisia – Personal Status Code of 1956

Section 103 of Tunisia’s Personal Status Code limits daughters’ inheritance rights and provides that any sons inherit twice as much as daughters. Country: Tunisia Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law Type: Inheritance and Property ...


Chile – The Civil Code

Article 1749 of Chile’s Civil Code establishes the legal presumption that husbands head the household and control marital property, as well as property owned by their wives. Country: Chile Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law ...