Table of Contents
- 1 Overview
- 2 Social Institutions
- 3 Key Gender Statistics
- 1 Education
- 2 Health
- 3 Employment
- 4 References
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
- CEDAW: Ratified on 17 July 1980
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2011
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): No Action Plan
- Cuban’s Women Federation
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 Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014 Edition, Cuba’s score was 0.0208, placing it among countries with a very low level of discrimination in social institutions. It had very low levels of discrimination in physical integrity, son bias and resources and assets, low level in civil liberties and medium level in family code. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/cuba
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 96% of both girls and boys were enrolled in primary school.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 100%.
- In 2013, 89% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 88% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary school enrolment was 101%.
- In 2012, 100% of both women and men aged 15+ were literate.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 10 years of schooling.
- In 2013, there were 85 maternal deaths, representing 80 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 43 births per 1,000 adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19).
- In 2011, 9% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 52% 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.
- There is no recent data on available on women’s share of vulnerable employment.
- In 2011, 9% of women in the labour force were employed in the agricultural sector compared to 26% 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
- UN Women Americas and the Caribbean
- UNDP Human Development report 2015
- UNDP Latin America report 2015/2016
- Report on MDG Latin America and the Caribbean
- UN ECLAC Gender Affairs
- Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Gender Equality Observatory
- HRW Cuba Report 2015
- OECD Gender Index Cuba
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics Cuba
- UNICEF Country Programme Cuba 2014-2018