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 12 August 1982
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Ratified on 9 May 2002
- National CEDAW report: 2015 (in Spanish)
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): No Action Plan
- Presidential Secretariat for Women
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, Guatemala’s score was 0.1318, placing it among countries with a medium level of discrimination in social institutions. It had low level of discrimination in resources and assets, medium levels in physical integrity and family code and high levels in son bias and civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/guatemala
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 85% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 86% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 99%.
- In 2013, 45% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 49% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrolment was 92%.
- In 2012, 72% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 85% of men
- In 2010, women had on average 4 years of schooling compared to 5 years on average for men .
- In 2013, there were 660 maternal deaths, representing 140 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 95 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, 51% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 90% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 38% of the total labour force.
- In 2012, 56% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 38% of men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 13% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 44% of men in the labour force.
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 Women Americas and the Caribbean
- UNDP Human Development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- HRW Guatemala Report 2015
- OECD Gender Index Guatemala
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Guatemala
- UNICEF Country Programme Guatemala 2015-2019
- UN Women advancing gender equality
- UN Women election in Guatemala
- FAO Food Policy on Gender Equality