Angola
Angola
Population
20,820,525
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Upper middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
64%
% of Women in the Workforce
64%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution of Angola, Art. 21(h)
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitution of Angola, Art. 21(h)
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of Angola, Art. 23
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of Angola, Arts. 7 and 223
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesConstitution of Angola, Arts. 7 and 223
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution of Angola
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport application procedures
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport application procedures
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesLei No. 17/96, Art. 4
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesLei No. 17/96, Art. 4
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesGeneral Labor Law of 2000, Art. 3
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesGeneral Labor Law of 2000, Arts. 3 and 47
Family Code (Lei nº 1/88), Art. 47
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesFamily Code, Art. 44
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesNationality Law, Art. 9
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesNationality Law, Art. 9
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? YesNationality Law, Art. 12
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesFamily Code, Art. 46