Belarus
Belarus
Population
9,464,000
Region
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Income Group
Upper middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
62%
% of Women in the Workforce
62%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 22
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? NoConstitution of the Republic of Belarus
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 22
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution of the Republic of Belarus
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution of the Republic of Belarus
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 forms
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 30
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 30
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 30
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of Belarus, Art. 30
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 32
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesCode on Marriage and Family, Art. 22
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? YesConstitution of the Republic of Belarus, Art. 30
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesCode on Marriage and Family, Art. 22
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesLaw on Citizenship, Art. 13
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesLaw on Citizenship, Art. 13
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo 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? YesLaw on Citizenship, Art. 7
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? YesCode on Marrige and Family, Art. 29