Guyana

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Domestic Violence Act

 

 

 

 

1996

 

 

 

 

 

- Protection Orders

- Occupation Orders and Tenancy Orders

- Arrest and Bail

- Miscellaneous: appeals; assistance to victims of domestic violence; role of Director of Human Services; ownership of property; protection of mortgagee

 

Sexual Offences Act

2010

 

 

 

 

Gender Policy

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

Yes

National Policy on Women

2006

 

 

National Strategic Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

Yes

National Policy on Domestic Violence

 

 

 

Regional and International Human Rights Conventions

CEDAW Convention                                                                                                                                                                                                       Optional Protocol

Year Signed/Year Ratified/Ascension (A)

Reporting Status

(Publication Date)

Report(s) Due

Concluding Observations

Year Signed/Year Ratified

17 July 1980/

17 July 1980

Combined 7th & 8th Report - 12 August 2010

9th Report - 1 July 2016

7 August 2012

Not signed

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

10 January 1995/
28 February 1996

Response to Second Multilateral Round Questionnaire (2009 – 2014)

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

19 January 2015

28 January 2015

Report pending

Pending

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Report(s) Due

Concluding Observations

30 September 1990/

14 January 1991

 

2nd & 3rd Report –

27 January 2012

4th & 5th Report –

12 February 2018

18 June 2013





Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age  

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

131 518

49.2

135 629

50.8

267 147

2002/Census

15-24

65 930

50.2

65 407

49.8

131 338

25-34

59 715

50.2

59 318

49.8

119 034

35-44

49 450

49.8

49 775

50.2

99 224

45-54

31 805

49.7

32 160

50.3

63 965

55-64

16 964

51.2

16 171

48.8

33 135

65+

19 806

53.0

17 573

47.0

37 380

Total

375 188

49.9

376 034

50.1

751 223

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

88

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2012/WHO

67

60

--

 

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

46 475

49.2

48 013

50.8

94 488

2012

76.4

67.4

2012

Secondary

42 960

50.0

42 974

50.0

85 934

2012

100#

86.0

2011

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[ii]

1 512

--

727

--

1 113

2012

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics





Labour

Employment status by sex

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

Employed

81 525

184 642

266 167

2002/Census

Labour Force Participation Rate

41.8%

79.1%

--

2011/ECLAC

Unemployment Rate

14.0%

9.2%

10.7%

2006/Guyana Bureau of Statistics

Part-time employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2002)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry & Fishing

4 739

40 639

45 378

Fishing, Operations of Fish Hatchery & Fish Farms

260

5 273

5 533

Mining & Quarrying

684

8 690

9 374

Manufacturing

23 369

7 114

30 483

Electricity, Gas, Steam & Water Supply

305

15 795

16 100

Construction

1 752

494

2 246

Wholesale & Retail Trade; Repair of Vehicles, Motor & Hh. Goods

15 498

22 192

37 690

Transport, Storage & Communication

1 931

14 859

16 790

Hotel & Restaurant Services

3 596

1 962

5 558

Financial Intermediation

1 731

1 343

3 074

Real Estate, Rental & Business Activities

2 830

4 554

7 384

Public Administration & Defence; Compulsory Social Services

6 365

8 630

14 995

Education

9 914

3 101

13 015

Human Health & Social Work Activities

4 238

1 275

5 513

Other Community, Social & Personal Activities

3 157

6 442

9 599

Private Households with Employment

4 824

1 332

6 156

Extra-territorial Organisation & Bodies

264

213

477

Not stated

314

1 175

1 489

 Source:  2002 Population and Housing Census





Leadership and Decision-Making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

21

31.3

46

68.7

67

2011/Inter-Parliamentary Union

Appointed chambers (Senate)

--

--

--

--

--

--

Civil Service - Permanent Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service – Heads of Departments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Police

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police

Judicial appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrates appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local government leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government ministers

5

25%

15

75%

20

Accessed Feb 2015/ http://www.infoplease.com/world/leaders/guyana.html

Leaders of Parties

0

0.0

4

100.0

4

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Government of Guyana  

Head of Government

--

--

--

--

2015/Caribbean Elections

Head of State

--

--

--

--

2015/Office of President, Guyana

 

 

Violence against Women

Number and percentage of intimate partner homicides (Year)

Homicides

 

Female

Male

% of total homicides

Intimate partner homicides

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Source:





Gender and Poverty

Poverty and poverty status of vulnerable populations by sex/age group (based on country’s poverty index/line)

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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