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 July 1981
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: no report submitted
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministère à la Condition Féminine et aux Droits des Femmes
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, Haiti’s score was 0.1466, placing it among countries with a medium level of discrimination in social institutions. It had very high levels of discrimination in family code, medium levels in civil liberties and very low levels in son bias. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/haiti
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary and secondary school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 4 years of schooling compared to 6 years on average for men .
- In 2013, there were 1,000 maternal deaths, representing 380 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 41 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2012, 35% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 63 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 72% 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).
- 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
- HRW Haiti
- OECD Gender Index Haiti
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Haiti
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Haiti