Grenada

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Domestic Violence Act

2001

1 November 2010

 

 

 

 

- Protection Order

- Occupation Order

- Tenancy Order

Increased penalties for both first-time and repeating offenders; greater protection for victims; provisions for granting protection orders; includes harassment and damage against property in the definition of "abuse". The Protocol includes provisions for "strengthening" the response from the health and social sector, the judiciary and the police.

Criminal Code (for sexual offences)

 

2012

 

Marital rape recognised as an offence entitled “rape of a spouse”.

 

Gender Policy

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

 

Draft National Gender Equality Policy & Action Plan

 

National Strategic Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

 

 

Draft National Strategic Plan to Reduce Gender-based Violence 2013-2017

 

 

Regional and International Human Rights Conventions

CEDAW Convention Optional Protocol

Year Signed/Year Ratified/Ascension (A)

Reporting Status

(Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

Year Signed/Year Ratified

17 July 1980/

30 August 1990

1st – 5th Periodic Reports –

13 April 2011

22 March 2012 – 51st Session

6th Report – 1 February 2016

Not signed

 

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

No signature date/

15 February 2001

Did not participate in 2nd Multilateral Evaluation Round 2009-2014.

Submitted responses to progress indicators.

 

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

19 April 2010

10 May 2010

Provided 16 June 2010

Not recorded

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Report(s) Due

Concluding Observations

21 February 1990/

5 November 1990

2nd Report – 7 August 2009

3rd - 6th Reports: 4 June 2016

54th Session - 22 June 2010

 

 

 

Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

13 057

48.3

13 954

51.7

27 011

2014/CIA World Fact Book

15-24

9 155

50.2

9 075

49.8

18 230

25-54

21 628

48.7

22 765

51.3

44 393

55-64

4 927

48.6

5 214

51.4

10 141

65+

5 638

55.1

4 601

44.9

10 239

Total

54 405

49.5

55 609

50.5

110 014

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

35

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2013/Country Gender Assessment

76.3

71

73.7

 

 

 

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

6 556

48.0

7 107

52.0

13 663

2010

86.2

87.4

2009

Secondary

5 781

50.0

5 779

50.0

11 500

2010

77.1 (est.)

76.6

2005

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[ii]

7 308

--

5 515

--

6 413

2009

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

 

 

Labour

Employment status by sex and age group

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

Employed

16 427

19 295

35 722

2008/Country Gender Assessment

Labour Force Participation rate

53.5%

67.4%

60.5%

2011/         ”

Unemployment Rate

31.8%

17.9%

24.9%

2008/         ”

Youth Unemployment Rate

N/A

N/A

36.3%

Part-time employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2011)

 

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

604

2 785

3 389

Mining & Quarrying

18

20

38

Manufacturing

713

1 243

1 956

Electricity, Gas, Steam & Air conditioning Supply

71

193

264

Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management & Remediation Activities

64

317

381

Construction

202

4 238

4 440

Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motorcycles

3 272

2 951

6 223

Transport & Storage

410

1 885

2 295

Accommodation & Food Service Activities

1 550

864

2 414

Information & Communication

226

324

550

Financial & Insurance Activities

733

375

1 108

Real Estate Activities

26

27

53

Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities

370

237

607

Administrative & Support & Service Technical Activities

757

1 009

1 766

Public Administration & Defence; Compulsory Social Security

1 747

1 864

3 611

Education

2 700

1 097

3 797

Human Health & Social Work Activities

1 519

285

1 804

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

189

389

578

Other Service Activities

498

390

888

Household Activities; Undifferentiated Production of Goods & Services for Household Use

915

87

1 002

Activities of Extra-territorial Organisation & Bodies

23

14

37

Not stated

2 000

2 199

4 199

Source:  Country Gender Assessment, 2014

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Decision-Making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions (Year)

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

5

33.3

10

66.6

15

2013/Inter-Parliamentary Union

Appointed chambers (Senate)

2

15.4

11

84.6

13

Civil Service -

Permanent Secretaries

14

82.4

3

17.6

17

2014/Beijing +20

Civil Service -

Heads of Departments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judicial appointments

2

100

0

0

2

Accessed Feb 2015/Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Magistrates appointments

5

71.4

2

28.6

7

2014/Beijing +20

Local government leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government ministers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaders of Parties

--

--

4

100

4

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Government of Grenada

Head of Government

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/CARICOM

Head of State

--

--

--

--

 

 

 

 

Violence against Women

Number and percentage of intimate partner homicides

Homicides

 

Female

Male

% of total homicides

Intimate partner homicides

1

0

16.7

Source: ECLAC

                                                                                                               

 

Gender and Poverty

Poverty and poverty status of vulnerable populations by sex/age group (based on country’s poverty line of EC$5,842)

Age group

Female

Male

Indigenous

Disabled

Elderly

PLHIV

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25-34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45-54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55-64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

36.2% (of all females in population)

39.5% (of all males in population)

--

--

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Source: Country Poverty Assessment: Grenada, Carriacou & Petit Martinique, 2007/2008


NOTES:



[i] Net enrolment rate – the number of children of the official school age enrolled in the educational level as a percentage of the total children of the official school age population.

[ii] Formula: 100 000 x (Total number of students enrolled in tertiary education in a given academic year/country’s population).

 

KEY

N/A        Not available
--           Not applicable