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- CEDAW: ratified on 22 May 1996 with reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2010)
- Maputo Protocol: signed on 29 December 2003, but not yet ratified
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministère de la Solidarite Nationale, de la Famille et de la Condition de la Femme
- Stratégie Nationale de Lutte contre la Violence à l’égard des Femmes
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 , Algeria was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. 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/algeria
Key Gender StatisticsWorld Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- There is no recent data available on primary and secondary school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 6 years of schooling compared to 7 years on average for men.Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 840 maternal deaths, representing 89 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 10 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, 16% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 76% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 17% of the total labour force.
- In 2013, 24% of women in the labour force were in vulnerable employment compared to 28% men in the labour force.
- In 2011, 3% of women in the labour force were employed in the agriculture sector compared to 12% 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/.
- The Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law, 2012
- Women's political participation in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
- Women in the Middle East and North Women and African Economic Development (MENA)
- Child Custody in the Middle East
- Women in the Women in the Middle East and North Women and African Economic Development (MENA) (Women in the Women in the Middle East and North Women and African Economic Development (MENA) (MENA))
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics regional and country profiles
- 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