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- CEDAW: ratified on 23 October 1984 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 16 October 2009
- National CEDAW report(2011)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 27 October 2009
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- The Ministry of Social Affairs and Promotion of Women (Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales y Condición de la Mujer)
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 , Equatorial Guinea was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It has lower discrimination in restricted access to resources and assets and higher discrimination in restricted civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/equatorial-guinea
Key Gender StatisticsWorld Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 99%.
- In 2012, 61% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 61% of boys.
- There is no recent data available on secondary school enrolment rates.
- In 2012, 92% of women aged 15+ were literate compared to 97% of men.
- There is no recent data available 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 79 maternal deaths, representing 290 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 111 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 34% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 82% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 94% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 45% 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.
- 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