Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
Population
19,839,750
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Lower middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
53%
% of Women in the Workforce
53%

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Constitutional rights  
The Constitution, Art. 17 addresses discrimination in employment only. Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution?
NoConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire
The Constitution does guarantee equality before the law without regard to sex, but does not reference gender or sex in conjunction with the term "discrimination." If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender?
N/AConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, Arts. 2 and 30
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, Art. 71
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, Art. 71
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire
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? YesArrêté interministériel n° 165 MI/MEF
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesArrêté interministériel n° 165 MI/MEF (as amended in January 2013)
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesID card application procedures
Married women must provide their marriage certificates or family book, together with the national ID card of their husband only if they are naturalized citizens. Women cannot pass citizenship to non-national spouses.Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man?
YesID card application procedures
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? YesConstitution de la République de Côte d'Ivoire, Art. 17
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesLoi sur le Mariage, Art. 67, Modifiee par Loi No. 2013-33 du 25 Janvier 2013
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? YesLoi sur le Mariage, Art. 66
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? YesLoi sur le Mariage, Art. 60 Modifiee par Loi No. 2013-33 du 25 Janvier 2013
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCode de la Nationalite, Arts. 6 and 7
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCode de la Nationalite, Arts. 6 and 7
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? YesCode de la Nationalité, 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? YesLoi sur le Mariage, Art. 67, Modifiee par Loi No. 2013-33 du 25 Janvier 2013, Art. 59