Mali
Mali
Population
14,853,572
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Low income
Female Population
7,369,773
% of Women in the Workforce
38%

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QuestionAnswerSource
Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 2
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 2
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 2
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution du Mali
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 du Mali
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 forms
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? ..No applicable legal sources could be located
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? ..No applicable legal sources could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 5
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 5
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 5
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Art. 5
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Arts. 17 and 19
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesConstitution du Mali, Arts. 17 and 19
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? NoLoi no. 2011-087 Portant Code des Personnes et de la Famille, Art. 319
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCode de la Nationalité Malienne, Arts. 8.3, 8.4, and 10.2
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? NoCode de la Nationalité Malienne, Arts. 8 and 10
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? NoLoi no. 2011-087 Portant Code des Personnes et de la Famille, Art. 319
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? NoCode de la Nationalité Malienne, Art. 23
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? YesLoi no. 2011-087 Portant Code des Personnes et de la Famille, Art. 316
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? NoLoi no. 2011-087 Portant Code des Personnes et de la Famille, Art. 319