Montserrat

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Family (Protection against Domestic Violence) Act

 

1 January 2002 (original 24 November 1998)

 

- Protection Orders

- Occupancy Orders

- Tenancy Orders

- Interim Orders

- Counselling

- Appeals

- Protection of Mortgagee

 

Gender Policy

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

 

 

 

 

National Strategic Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

 

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

 

 

 




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

N/A

 

 

 

 

 



Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

N/A

 



Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

N/A

 

 

 

 



Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

N/A

 

 

 

 





Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

481

49.5

490

50.5

971

2011/Population and Housing Census

15-24

257

43.7

331

56.3

588

25-34

305

51.1

292

48.9

597

35-44

413

53.4

361

46.6

774

45-54

333

46.8

379

53.2

712

55-64

243

41.3

346

58.7

589

65+

344

49.8

347

50.2

691

Total

2 376

48.3

2 546

51.7

4 922

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

33.5

--

--

--

--

2004/UN

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2014/Caribbean Elections

80

76

__

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[1]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

215

49.0

224

51.0

439

2014

N/A

N/A

--

Secondary

166

48.4

177

51.6

343

2014

96

(est.)

95

(est.)

2007

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[2]

N/A

--

N/A

--

1 215

(est.)

2010

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics





Labour

Employment status by sex

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

Employed Labour Force

1 233

1 485

2 718

2011/Country Gender Assessment[3]

Labour Force Participation Rate

96.0%

92.0%

93.4%

2011/Population and Housing Census[4]

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

8.6%

6.4%

2011/ Country Gender Assessment[5]

Part-time employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 



Employed Population by Economic Sector (2014)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture, Hunting & Forestry

6

31

37

Fishing

0

18

18

Mining & Quarrying

4

24

28

Manufacturing

39

52

91

Electricity, Gas, Water Supply

19

56

75

Construction

8

300

308

Wholesale & Retail Trade

135

143

278

Hotels & Restaurants

77

28

105

Transport, Storage & Communication

62

114

176

Financial Intermediation

51

14

65

Real  Estate, Renting & Business Activities

31

53

84

Public Administration & Defence & Compulsory Social Security

289

344

633

Education

104

22

126

Health & Social Work

185

27

212

Other Community, Social & Personal Service Activities

39

28

67

Activities of Personal Households as Employers of Undifferentiated

82

48

130

Not stated

0

3

3

 

Source: Country Gender Assessment[6]

 

 

Leadership and Decision-Making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

1

11.0

8

89.0

9

2014/Caribbean Elections

Appointed chambers (Senate)

--

--

--

--

--

 

Civil Service - Permanent Secretaries

2

40.0

3

60.0

5

2014/Country Gender Assessment[7]

Civil Service – Senior Government Officials

5

62.5

3

37.5

8

Chief of Police

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police

Judicial appointments

0

--

1

100

1

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Magistrates appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local government leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government ministers

1

25.0

3

75.0

4

2014/Government of Montserrat

Leaders of Parties

0

--

2

100.0

2

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

2015/Government of Montserrat

Head of Government

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Head of State

--

--

--

--

 

 

Violence against Women

Number and percentage of intimate partner homicides (2013)

Homicides

 

Female

Male

% of total homicides

Intimate partner homicides

0

0

--

 

Source: Statistics Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management[8]





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

Year/Source

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[9]

--

--

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

Source:


Key

N/A        Not available

 

--             Not applicable

 



[1] 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.

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

[3] Nana Oye Hesse and Rawwida Baksh and Associates, Country Gender Assessment, Montserrat (Vol. 1), January 2015 (presented to Caribbean Development Bank)

[4] Email received from Statistics Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management dated 10 April 2015

[5] See Footnote 3

[6] See Footnote 3

[7] See Footnote 3

[8] See Footnote 4

[9] The Montserrat Survey of Living Conditions, 2009 noted the following: “There is no difference in the incidence of poverty between males and females. Nor is there a significant difference between male and female headed households” (p53). See http://www.caribank.org/uploads/2012/12/Montserrat-2009-vol-1_v7.pdf