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 5 October 1981
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Ratified on15 October 2002 (accession)
- National CEDAW report: 2010
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): No Action Plan
- Ministry of Women’s and child 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, Sri Lanka’s score was 0.1894, placing it among countries with a medium level of discrimination in social institutions. It had high levels of discrimination in family code, resources and assets and civil liberties, and medium levels in son bias and physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/sri-lanka
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrollment was 100%.
- In 2013, 94% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 94% of boys.
- In 2011, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrollment was 105%.
- In 2011, 87.5% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 83% of boys.
- In 2010, 90% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 93% of men.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 10 years of schooling.
- In 2013, there were 110 maternal deaths, representing 29 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 17 births per 1,000 adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19).
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for contraception.
- In 2013, 39% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 81% of the male working-age population was.
- In 2013, women represented 33% of the total labour force.
- In 2013, 48% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 41% of men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 35% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 42% of men in the labour force.
1.World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
2.World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
3.Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- 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/.
- The Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law, 2016
- The Overseas Development Institute
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating Economic Opportunity for Women
- UN Women Asia/Pacific
- UN Women Sri Lanka
- HRW Report 2014 Sri Lanka
- HRW Report 2015 Sri Lanka
- Center for Women’s Research
- UNICEF Country Programme Sri Lanka
- OECD Gender Index Sri Lanka