Gender Equality in Swaziland
Flag of Swaziland
|Population (in Mil.)||1.23|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB)||3.76|
|Sex Ratio (m/f)||0.99|
|Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m)||0.979591837|
|Estimated Earned Income (f/m)|
|Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m)||4.4|
|Women in Parliament (in %)||1.8|
|Human Development Index||141/187|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||74/86|
|Gender Inequality Index||141/186|
|Gender Equity Index||74/168|
|Women’s Economic Opportunity Index||/128|
|Global Gender Gap Index||/68|
|More information on variables|
- CEDAW: ratified on 26 March 2004 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2013)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 5 October 2012
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no National Action Plan
- Gender Coordination Unit, Deputy Prime Minister's Office
- National Gender Policy 2010
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, Swaziland has medium levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in son bias and higher discrimination in restricted civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/swaziland
Key Gender Statistics
- There is no recent data available on primary school enrolment rates.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 120%.
- In 2012, 39% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 33% of boys.
- In 2010, 82% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 84% of men.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 5 years of schooling.
- In 2013, there were 120 maternal deaths, representing 310 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 69 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2010, 13% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 45% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 73% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 39% 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.
- 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