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 17 February 1982
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2013
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
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, Viet Nam score was 0.1865 placing it among countries with a medium level of discrimination in social institutions. It had very high level of discrimination in son bias, high level in civil liberties, medium levels in family code and resources and assets and low level in physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/viet-nam
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on secondary school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 7 years of schooling .
- In 2013, there were 690 maternal deaths, representing 49 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 29 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 4% of women aged 15-49 had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 79% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 85.5% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 48% of the total labour force.
- In 2013, 69% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 57% of men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 49.5% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 45% of men in the labour force.
- World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/
- 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 Viet-Nam
- HRW Report 2015 Viet-Nam
- OECD Gender Index Viet-Nam
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Viet-Nam
- UN Women Viet-Nam
- Viet-Nam: Stepping Forward: Men Commit to Gender Equality (UN Women 2015)
- World Bank report 2011 Viet-Nam
- UN: gender in Viet-Nam
- ILO: gender equality in recruitment and promotion practices in Viet Nam
- UNICEF Viet-Nam
- UNFPA Viet-Nam