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 13 September 1982
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 9 April 2001
- National CEDAW report: 2012
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Women and Vulnerable People
- National Plan for Gender Equality 2012-2017
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, Peru’s score was 0.0826 placing it among countries with a low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had low or very low levels of discrimination in son bias, civil liberties and physical integrity, but medium levels in family code, resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/peru
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 92% of girls and boys were enrolled in primary school.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 100%.
- In 2013, 77% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 76% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 101%.
- In 2012, 91% 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 on average for men .
- In 2013, there were 530 maternal deaths, representing 89 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 50 births per 1,000 adolescent girls.
- In 2012, 9% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 69% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 87% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 45% of the total labour force.
- In 2012, 53% of women in the labour force were employed in vulnerable employment compared to 41% of men in the labour force.
- In 2011, 22.5% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 28% 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 Peru
- OECD Gender Index Peru
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Peru
- UNDP Human Development Report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Peru