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- CEDAW: ratified on 16 May 1989 with reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 18 June 2004
- National CEDAW report (2008)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 23 May 2004
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Culture and Civil Society, Women and Children Department
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 , Libya was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It has lower discrimination in restricted physical integrity and higher discrimination in restricted civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/libya
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 school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on secondary school enrolment rates.
- In 2012, 84% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 96% of men.
- In 2010, women had on average 9 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 15 maternal deaths, representing 15 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 3 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, 32% 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 29% 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.
- The Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law, 2012
- 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))