Gender Equality in South Africa

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Flag of South_Africa
Population (in Mil.) 52.34
Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB) 397.39
Sex Ratio (m/f) 0.99
Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m) 1.075471698
Fertility Rate 2.3
Estimated Earned Income (f/m)
Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m) ..
Women in Parliament (in %) 42.3
Human Development Index 121/187
Social Institutions and Gender Index 4/86
Gender Inequality Index 121/186
Gender Equity Index 12/168
Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 38/128
Global Gender Gap Index 17/68
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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, South Africa has low levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in discriminatory family code and higher discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets. Read the full country profile and access the data here:

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