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- CEDAW: ratified on 21 June 1985 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2010)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 2 May 2006
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no National Action Plan
- Ministry of Gender and Child Development
- National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (NAP-GBV), 2008-2013
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 , Zambia has very high levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in son bias and higher discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/zambia
Key Gender StatisticsWorld Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 101%.
- In 2013, 92% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 91% of boys.
- There is on recent available data on secondary school enrolment rates.
- There is on recent available data on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 7 years of schooling compared to 8 years on average for men.Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 1 800 maternal deaths, representing 280 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 122 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, 73% 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 46% 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.
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating economic opportunity for women
- OECD Development Centre (2015), African Economic Outlook, Country Profiles
- MDG Report 2014: Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals
- Make Every Woman Count (2014), African Women’s Decade 2010-2020, 2014 Annual Review