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- CEDAW: ratified on 10 September 1981 without reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2010)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 01 June 2004
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs
- National Action Plan for gender Equality(2006-2010)
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 , Ethiopia 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: http://www.genderindex.org/country/ethiopia
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 and secondary school enrolment rates.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 7 years of schooling. Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 13 000 maternal deaths, representing 420 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 76 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- In 2011, 26% of women had an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 81% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 90% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 47% 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 Ethiopia
- Innovative Pilot Scheme Would Match Seeds to the Needs of Women Farmers (Ethiopian Seeds for Needs)
- 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