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- CEDAW: ratified on 31 October 1994
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report: 2011
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 18 March 2004
- 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, the Comoros were not studied due to the country not meeting the SIGI selection criteria (population above 1 million).
Visit the SIGI website to read other country profiles and access the data: http://www.genderindex.org/countries.
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2013, 79% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 84% of boys.
- In 2013, 49% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 46% of boys.
- In 2012, 71% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 81% of men.
- In 2013, there were 90 maternal deaths, representing 350 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 50 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2012, 32% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 36% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, compared to 81% of the male working-age population.
- In 2013, women represented 31% 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 in the labour force 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/