Gender Equality in the Central African Republic
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|Population (in Mil.)||4.53|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB)||2.17|
|Sex Ratio (m/f)||0.98|
|Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m)||1.085106383|
|Estimated Earned Income (f/m)|
|Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m)||2.6|
|Women in Parliament (in %)|
|Human Development Index||180/187|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||/86|
|Gender Inequality Index||180/186|
|Gender Equity Index||156/168|
|Women’s Economic Opportunity Index||/128|
|Global Gender Gap Index||/68|
|More information on variables|
- CEDAW: ratified on 21 June 1991 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2013)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 17 June 2008
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministère de la Santé publique, des affaires sociales et de l'action humanitaire
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 79%.
- In 2012, 63% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 81% of boys.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 52%.
- In 2012, 10% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 18% of boys.
- In 2010, 24% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 51% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 3 years of schooling compared to 5 years on average for men. 
- In 2013, there were 1 400 maternal deaths, representing 880 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 97 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 27% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 73% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 86% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 47% 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 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, Central African Republic has high 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/central-african-republic
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating economic opportunity for women