Gender Equality in Botswana

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Flag of Botswana
Population (in Mil.) 2.00
Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB) 14.79
Sex Ratio (m/f) 1.02
Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m) 0.978723404
Fertility Rate 2.5
Estimated Earned Income (f/m) 0.47
Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m) 7.4
Women in Parliament (in %) 7.9
Human Development Index 119/187
Social Institutions and Gender Index /86
Gender Inequality Index 119/186
Gender Equity Index 45/168
Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 77/128
Global Gender Gap Index /68
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Social Institutions

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 2014 edition of the SIGI, Botswana was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It has lower discrimination in restricted physical integrity and higher discrimination in restricted civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here:

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