Table of Contents
- 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 9 October 1981
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 26 July 2001
- National CEDAW report: 2015
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- National Institute 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, Uruguay was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It had low or very levels of discrimination in physical integrity and in resources and assets, but medium levels in civil liberties and family code. Read the full country profile and access the data: http://www.genderindex.org/country/uruguay
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment.
- In 2010, 76% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 68% of boys.
- In 2010, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 112%.
- In 2010, 99% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 98% of men.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 8 years of schooling .
- In 2013, there were 7 maternal deaths, representing 14 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 58 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, 67 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 86% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 44% of the total labour force.
- In 2010, 21% of women in the labour force were in vulnerable employment compared to 23% of men in the labour force.
- 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 Uruguay
- OECD Gender Index Uruguay
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Uruguay
- UNDP Human development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UNICEF Country Programme Uruguay