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- CEDAW: ratified on 10 May 2001 with reservations
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: not ratified
- National CEDAW report (2013)
- Maputo Protocol: ratified on 21 September 2005
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no National Action Plan
- Ministry of Social, Child and Family Affairs
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 , Mauritania has very 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/mauritania
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 105%.
- In 2012, 75% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 71% of boys.
- In 2012, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 87%.
- In 2012, 20% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 23% of boys.
- There is no data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women had on average 4 years of schooling and men had 5 years of schooling.Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/.
- In 2013, there were 430 maternal deaths, representing 320 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 72 births per 1 000 adolescent girls.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 29% of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 80% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 27% 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 Mauritania
- 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