Togo
Togo
Population
6,642,928
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Low income
% of Women in the Workforce
82%
% of Women in the Workforce
82%

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Constitutional rights  
The Constitution, Art. 2 provides for equality before the law without distinction, but does not use the term "discrimination."Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution?
NoConstitution Togolaise
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? N/AConstitution Togolaise
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution Togolaise Arts. 2 and 11
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 84
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 84
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution Togolaise
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
Married women must provide their marriage certificate only if they wish to change their name.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? YesID application procedures
Married women must provide a copy of their marriage certificates. Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man?
NoID application procedures
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 22
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 22
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 22
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 22
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Each spouse has the right to object to the profession of the other in the interest of the family. Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man?
Yes Loi n° 2012-014 du 6 juillet 2012 portant Code des personnes et de la famille, Art. 107
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? Yes Loi n° 2012-014 du 6 juillet 2012 portant Code des personnes et de la famille, Art. 103
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? YesRèglement n 15/2002/CM/UEMOA relatif aux systèmes de paiement dans les Etats Membres de l'Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine, Art. 8
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesRèglement n 15/2002/CM/UEMOA relatif aux systèmes de paiement dans les Etats Membres de l'Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine, Art. 8
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 n° 2012-014 du 6 juillet 2012 portant Code des personnes et de la famille, Art. 102
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 32
Loi Sur la Nationalité Togolaise, Art. 3
The Constitution and the Nationality Law conflict on passage of Togolese citizenship to children. The Constitutional provisions, which grant equality, are more recent. Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man?
YesConstitution Togolaise, Art. 32
Loi Sur la Nationalité Togolaise, Art. 3
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 n° 2012-014 du 6 juillet 2012 portant Code des personnes et de la famille, Art. 99
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? NoLoi Sur la Nationalité Togolaise, Art. 5
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 n° 2012-014 du du 06 juillet 2012 portant Code des Personnes et de la famille, Art. 100