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 3 March 1983
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 1992
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national 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, Honduras’ score was 0.1074 placing it among countries with a low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had medium levels of discrimination in family code, civil liberties and son bias, but very low levels in physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/honduras
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 90% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 89% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrollment was 102%.
- In 2013, 53% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 44.5% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary enrollment was 119%
- In 2012, 85% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 86% of men.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 6 years of schooling .
- In 2013, there were 240 maternal deaths, representing 120 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 82 births per 1,000 adolescent girls.
- In 2012, 11% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 45% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 85% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 34.5% of the total labour force.
- In 2010, 57% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 51% of men in the labour force.
- In 2011, 9% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 49% 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 Americas and the Caribbean
- HRW Honduras
- OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index Honduras
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Honduras
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Honduras
- UN Women Honduras