St. Vincent and Grenadines

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Domestic Violence Act 2015

 

 

30 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Preliminary

- Protection Orders

- Police Powers of Entry and Arrest

- Miscellaneous

 

Domestic Violence (Summary Proceedings) Act

 

 

17 October 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Occupation Order

- Tenancy Orders

- Provisions relation to Occupation and Tenancy Orders

 

Criminal Code for Sexual Offences

1990

1993

 

 

 

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/

4 August 1981 (A)

Combined 4th – 8th Reports – 13 December 2013

Not recorded

To be determined

Not signed

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

5 March 1996/31 May 1996

Response to Second Multilateral Evaluation Round Questionnaire (2009-2014)

 

 

 

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

17 February 2011

10 May 2011

Provided on: 11 July 2011

18 October2011

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

20 September 1993/

26 October 1993

 

2nd & 3rd Reports  -

Submitted 2 December 2013 (not online)

To be determined

To be determined

 

 

 

Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age  

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

13 509

47.4

15 015

52.6

28 525

2007/Statistical Office of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

15-24

9 436

52.2

8 629

47.8

18 065

25-34

7 294

54.9

6 003

45.1

13 298

35-44

6 396

53.9

5 470

46.1

11 866

45-54

6 302

54.3

5 305

45.7

11 607

55-64

3 592

52.7

3 223

47.3

6 815

65+

5 692

56.6

4 362

43.4

10 054

Not stated

22

100.0

--

--

22

Total

52 243

52.1

48 007

47.9

100 250

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

55

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2012/World Health Organisation

76

72

--

 

 

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

6 551

48.1

7 051

51.9

13 609

2013

90.0

93.1

2013

Secondary

5 019

48.3

5 375

51.7

10 394

2013

86.5

83.9

2010

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[ii]

N.A

--

N.A.

--

N.A.

--

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

 

 

Labour

Employment status by sex

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

Employed

 

 

 

 

Labour Force Participation Rate

55.7%

78.4%

67.0

2011/ECLAC

Unemployment Rate

 

 

 

 

Part-time employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2001)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture

1 000

3 812

4 812

Fishing

18

493

511

Manufacturing

725

1 731

2 456

Electricity, Gas & Water Supply

103

498

601

Construction

180

3 492

3 672

Wholesale & Retail Trade etc.

3 014

2 900

5 914

Hotel & Restaurant

1 357

1 042

2 399

Transport, Storage & Communications

456

2 150

2 606

Financial Intermediation, Real Estate, Renting  & Business Activities

523

284

807

Public Administration, Social Security

646

461

1 107

Community, Social & Personal Activities

771

1 386

2 157

Education

1 705

809

2 514

Health & Social Work

562

184

746

Other Community, Social & Personal Service Activities

521

686

1 207

Extra-territorial Organisations & Bodies

9

6

15

Not stated

1 923

1 584

3 512

 Source: 2001 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

3

13.0

20

 

23

2010/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

1

50.0

1

50.0

2

2014/Beijing +20 Review

Magistrates appointments

2

50.0

2

50.0

4

2014/Beijing + 20 Review

Local government leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government ministers

1

10.0

9

90.0

10

2015/Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Leaders of Parties

--

--

3

100.0

3

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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

1

0

3.7

Source:  ECLAC

 

 


 

Gender and Poverty

Poverty and poverty status of vulnerable populations by sex/age group (based on country’s poverty index/line – EC$5 523 per annum)

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

50.8% (of people living in poverty)

49.2% (of people living in poverty)

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Source: St. Vincent & the Grenadines Country Poverty Assessment 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