Sao Tome and Principe
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- CEDAW: ratified on 3 June 2003
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: signed on 6 September 2000, not ratified
- National CEDAW report: no report submitted
- Maputo Protocol: not ratified
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
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, Sao Tome and Principe was not studied due to the country not meeting one of the SIGI selection criteria (population inferior to 1 million).
Read other country profiles and access the data: http://www.genderindex.org/countries
Key Gender Statistics
- In 2014, 92% of girls were enrolled in primary school compared to 93% of boys.
- In 2011, 53% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 46% of boys.
- There is no recent data available on literacy.
- In 2013, there were 14 maternal deaths, representing 210 deaths for 100 000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 63 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, 48% 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 38% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data available on vulnerable employment.
- There is no recent data available regarding employment in the agriculture sector.
- World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators(database),http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/