Saint Lucia

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Domestic Violence Act

 

20 April 1995

 

2005

- Protection Order

- Occupancy Order

- Tenancy Order

This Act creates a wide range of speedy and effective remedies to reduce domestic violence

Criminal Code Revised

1995

 

 

 

 

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)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

Year Signed/Year Ratified

No signature date/

8 October 1982 (a)

Combined Initial – 6th Reports – 12 September 2005

35th Session – 13 June 2006

7th Report - 8 November 2007

Not signed

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

11 November 1994/

4 April 1995

Response to Second Multilateral Evaluation Round Questionnaire 2009-2014

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

Submitted 12 November 2010

25 January 2011

Provided on 11 March 2011

Not recorded

 

 

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

30 September 1990/
16 June 1993

2nd - 4th Reports:
20 June 2013

66th Session:
7 July 2014

5th – 6th Reports:
20 July 2020

 

Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

19 742

49.5

20 136

50.5

39 878

2010/Census

15-24

14 681

49.7

14 860

50.3

29 541

25-34

12 839

50.3

12 703

49.7

25 542

35-44

12 508

51.0

11 995

49.0

24 503

45-54

9 946

50.0

9 943

50.0

19 889

55-64

6 110

51.0

5 864

49.0

11 974

65+

7 849

55.0

6 418

45.0

14 267

Total

83 675

51.0

81 919

49.0

165 594

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

56

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

Years

Years

Years

2012/World Health Organisation

79

71

75

 

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

8 592

48.4

9 156

51.6

17 748

2013

91.5

94.5

2007

Secondary

7 021

50.0

7 034

50.0

14 055

2013

81.1

80.2

2013

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[ii]

1 662

--

871

--

1 273

2013

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Labour

Employment status by sex and age group (Year)

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

 

Employed

 

 

 

 

Labour Force Participation Rate

64.2%

77.3%

70.7%

2011/ECLAC

Unemployment Rate

27.5%

22.6%

24.9%

3rd Quarter 2013/

Central Statistical Office

Part-time Employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

         

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2005)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture & Forestry

2 385

5 556

7 941

Fishing

35

655

690

Mining & Quarrying

17

72

89

Manufacturing

2 599

2 308

4 907

Electricity, Gas & Water Supply

37

703

740

Construction

365

6 784

7 149

Wholesale & Retail Trade etc.

6 043

4 599

10 643

Hotels & Restaurant

4 418

3 655

8 973

Transport, Storage & Communications

850

3 234

4 084

Financial Intermediation

851

319

1 170

Real Estate, Renting & Business Activities

1 096

1 451

2 547

Public Administration, Social Security

5 196

4 008

9 203

Education

896

237

1 132

Health & Social Work

419

108

527

Other Community, Social & Personal Service Activities

983

1 307

2 290

Private Households with  Employed Persons

1 660

145

1 804

Extra-territorial Organisation & Bodies

130

37

167

No previous industry

1 294

1 878

3 172

 

Source: Trade Adjustment and Poverty in St. Lucia 2005/2006


Leadership and Decision-making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

3

16.7

15

83.3

18

2011/Inter-Parliamentary Union

Appointed chambers (Senate)

2

18.2

9

81.8

11

2012/         ”

Civil Service -

Permanent Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service -

Heads of Departments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judicial appointments

1

33.3

2

66.7

3

Accessed Feb 2015/Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Magistrates appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local government leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government ministers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaders of Parties

--

--

5

100.0

5

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of Government

--

--

--

--

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

ECLAC

 

Source: ECLAC

 

 

Gender and Poverty

Poverty and poverty status of vulnerable populations by sex/age group (based on country’s poverty line EC$5 086)

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

14 748

14 3777

--

--

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Source: Trade Adjustment and Poverty in Saint Lucia, 2005/06

 


 

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