Trinidad and Tobago
- 1 Overview
- 2 Social Institutions
- 3 Key Gender Statistics 
- 3.1 Education
- 3.2 Health
- 3.3 Employment
- 4 References
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
- CEDAW: ratified on 12 January 1990
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2015
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development
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, Trinidad and Tobago’s score was 0.0236 placing it among countries with a very low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had low or very low levels of discrimination in civil liberties, son bias, resources and assets, but medium levels in family code. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/trinidad-and-tobago
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2010, 95% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 96% of boys.
- In 2010, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 99%.
- There is no recent data on the percentage of men and women enrolled in secondary school.
- In 2012, 98% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 99% of men.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 11 years of schooling .
- In 2013, there were 16 maternal deaths, representing 84 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 24 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, 60 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 82% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 42% 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 Trinidad and Tobago
- OECD Gender Index Trinidad and Tobago
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Trinidad and Tobago
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Trinidad and Tobago