Democratic Republic of the Congo
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- CEDAW: ratified on 17 October 1986 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2011)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 09 June 2004
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): national action plan launched in June 2010
- Ministère du Genre, Famille et Enfant
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 , Democratic Republic of the Congo has very high levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in son bias 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/congo-dem-rep
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.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 3 years of schooling compared to 5 years for men. Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 2100 maternal deaths, representing 730 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 134 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2014, 28% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 72% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 74% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 50% 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: Democratic Gender Equality in the Republic of Congo
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- 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
- 2014 Gender Country Profile