Madagascar - The Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004)
Article 85 of Madagascar’s Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004) forbids the employment of women in night work except in family establishments.
- Country: Madagascar
- Law status: Discriminatory law in force
- Law Type: Employment
Article 85. . . . Women, regardless of age, shall not be employed at nightin any industrial establishment of any kind, public or private, secular or religious, nor in any annex of one of these establishments even if these establishments are of a professional or charitable character, except for establishments where the only ones employed therein are members of one same family.
Article 6 of the Constitution of Madagascar: All individuals are equal under the law, and enjoy the same fundamental liberties protected by law without discrimination based on sex, education, wealth, origin, religious belief or opinion.
Sex discrimination in economic status laws restricts women from being economically independent, limiting access to inheritance and property ownership as well as to employment opportunities, thereby reinforcing gender stereotypes and roles.
Sex discriminatory labour laws limit women’s access to employment opportunities and reinforce gender stereotypes.
Call on President Andry Rojoelina to turn words into deeds.