Gender Equality in Mauritius
Flag of Mauritius
|Population (in Mil.)||1.26|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB)||11.44|
|Sex Ratio (m/f)||0.97|
|Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m)||1.1|
|Estimated Earned Income (f/m)||0.45|
|Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m)||24.9|
|Women in Parliament (in %)||18.8|
|Human Development Index||80/187|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||/86|
|Gender Inequality Index||80/186|
|Gender Equity Index||72/168|
|Women’s Economic Opportunity Index||37/128|
|Global Gender Gap Index||/68|
|More information on variables|
- CEDAW: ratified on 9 July 1984 with reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 31 October 2008
- National CEDAW report (2010)
- Maputo Protocol: not ratified
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no National Action Plan
- Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare
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, Mauritius was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It has lower discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets and higher discrimination in restricted physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/mauritius
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 100%.
- In 2013, 98% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 98% of boys.
- There is no recent data available on secondary enrolment rates.
- In 2011, 87% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 92% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 8 years of schooling compared to 9 years on average for men.
- In 2012, there were 11 maternal deaths, representing 73 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2012, the adolescent fertility rate was 31 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, 49% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 80% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 38% of the total labour force.
- In 2012, 15% of women in the labour force were in vulnerable employment compmared to 18% of men in the labour force.
- In 2012, 7% of women in the labour force were in agricultural employment compared to 9% 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/.
- 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