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- CEDAW: ratified on 6 April 1987
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 14 May 2001
- National CEDAW report: 2015
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of 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, Paraguay’s score was 0.058, placing it among countries with a low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had very low levels of discrimination in physical integrity and son bias, but medium levels of discriminations in family codes and resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/paraguay
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2012, 80% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 81% of boys.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 99%.
- In 2012, 68% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 63% of boys.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 107%.
- In 2010, 93% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 95% of men.
- In 2010, women had an average of 7.5 years of schooling compared to 8 years on average for men.
- In 2013, there were 170 maternal deaths, representing 110 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 66 births per 1,000 adolescent girls.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 59% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 88% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 39.5% of the total labour force.
- In 2012, 49% of women in the labour force were in vulnerable employment compared to 40% men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 23% of women in the labour force were employed in the agriculture sector compared to 30% 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 Paraguay
- OECD Gender Index Paraguay
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Paraguay
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Paraguay