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- CEDAW: ratified on 14 october 1987 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 10 October 2005
- National CEDAW report (2009)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 09 August 2006
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme
- Document de la Politique Nationale Genre du Burkina Faso
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 , Burkina Faso has high levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in son bias and higher discrimination in restricted physical integrity. Read the full country profile and access the data here: faso http://www.genderindex.org/country/burkina faso
Key Gender StatisticsWorld Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 96%.
- In 2013, 66% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 69% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 87%.
- In 2013, 20% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 23% of boys.
- In 2013, 59% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 82% of men.
- There is no recent data on average years of schooling. Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 2 800 maternal deaths, representing 400 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 112 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 25% of women aged 15-49 had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 80% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 91% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 48% 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 and African Economic Development for Women's Rights: Gender Equality in Burkina Faso
- 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