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- CEDAW: ratified on 6 October 2013
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2011
- 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, the Bahamas were not studied because they did not meet the SIGI selection criteria (their population being inferior to 1 million).
Read other country profiles and access the data: http://www.genderindex.org/countries.
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment rates.
- In 2012, 86% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 80% of boys.
- There is no recent data available on literacy.
- In 2013, there were 2 maternal deaths, representing 37 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 28 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, 76% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 84% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 48% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data available on vulnerable employment.
- In 2011, 2% of women in the labour force were employed in the agriculture sector compared to 6% 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/