Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Table of Contents
- 1 Overview
- 2 Social Institutions
- 3 Key Gender Statistics
- 1 Education
- 2 Health
- 3 Employment
- 4 References
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
- CEDAW: ratified on 27 February 2001
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2002
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 160 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers. The SIGI covers five dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.
In the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014 Edition, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It had very low levels of discrimination in resources and assets, medium levels in family code and high levels in civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/korea-dem-rep
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment.
- There is no recent data available on secondary school enrolment.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- There is no recent data available on the average number of years of schooling.
- In 2013, there were 310 maternal deaths, representing 87 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 0.6 births per 1,000 adolescent girls.
- In 2010, 14.5% of women aged 15-49 had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 78.5 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 87% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 48% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data available on women’s share of vulnerable employment.
- There is no recent data available on women’s share of agricultural employment.
- World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating economic opportunity for women
- UN Women Asia and the Pacific
- Report of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality
- HRW North Korea
- OECD Gender Index Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- UNICEF Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- UNFPA Democratic People’s Republic of Korea