Gender Equality in Uganda
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|Population (in Mil.)||36.35|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB)||23.72|
|Sex Ratio (m/f)||0.99|
|Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m)||1.035087719|
|Estimated Earned Income (f/m)||0.73|
|Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m)||4.2|
|Women in Parliament (in %)||35|
|Human Development Index||161/187|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||73/86|
|Gender Inequality Index||161/186|
|Gender Equity Index||85/168|
|Women’s Economic Opportunity Index||102/128|
|Global Gender Gap Index||46/68|
|More information on variables|
- CEDAW: ratified on 22 July 1985 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2009)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 22 July 2010
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): National Action Plan launched in December 2008
- Ministry for Gender, Labour and Social Development
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, Uganda has medium levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in restricted civil liberties 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/uganda
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 103%.
- In 2013, 93% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 90% of boys.
- In 2010, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 95%.
- In 2010, 22% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 23% of boys.
- In 2010, 65% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 83% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 5 years of schooling compared to 6 years on average for men.
- In 2013, there were 5 900 maternal deaths, representing 360 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 122 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 34% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 77% 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 49% 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/.
- The Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law, 2012
- Africa for Women's Rights: Uganda
- Gender Statistics in Uganda
- Online Discussion: Addressing discriminatory social norms in Uganda
- Uganda SIGI Country Report (OECD Development Centre, 2015)
- Uganda-SIGI Brochure (OECD Development Centre, 2015)
- 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