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 8 June 1990
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Ratified on 27 September 2000
- National CEDAW report: 2013
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): No 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, Bolivia’s score was 0.05790, placing it among countries with a low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had medium levels of discrimination in family code and physical integrity, low levels in resources and assets and son bias and very low level in civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/bolivia
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 81% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 82% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrollment was 99%.
- In 2013, 72% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 71% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrollment was 102%.
- In 2012, 92% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 97% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 8 years of schooling compared to 9 years for men .
- In 2013, there were 550 maternal deaths, representing 200 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 71 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 family planning.
- In 2013, 66% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 82% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 45% of the total labour force.
- In 2011, 64% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 47% of men in the labour force.
- There is no recent data available for women’s share of agricultural employment.
1.World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
2.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 ECLAC gender affair
- UN Women Americas and the Caribbean
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- Regional conference on women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender equality observatory
- HWR report 2015 Bolivia
- HRW Bolivia
- OECD gender index Bolivia
- UN Women Bolivia
- UNESCO institute of statistics Bolivia
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNICEF Country Program Bolivia