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- CEDAW: ratified on 17 July 1980
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2010
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
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, Guyana was not studied due to the country not meeting one of the SIGI selection criteria (population superior to 1 million).
Visit the SIGI website to read other country profiles and access the data: http://www.genderindex.org/countries
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2012, 76% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 67% of boys.
- In 2011, 100% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 86% of boys.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 9 years of schooling compared to 8 years for men.
- In 2013, there were 40 maternal deaths, representing 250 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 87 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 45% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 83% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 35% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data available on vulnerable employment.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women and men employed in the agriculture sector.
- 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/