Suriname

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



 

Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

Law on Combatting Domestic Violence

 

 

2009

 

 

 

 

This law punishes financial violence, physical violence, psychological

violence and sexual violence

Currently the Law on Combating

Domestic Violence is under revision

Penal Code

1911

2009

 

Rape within marriage is now penalized

 

Gender Policy

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

Yes

Integral Gender Action Plan

 

Gender Work Plan

2006

 

2013

 

 

 

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 recorded/

1 March 1993 (A)

3rd Report – 9 June 2005

2 February 2007

4th & 5th Report – 1st March 2010

Not signed

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

No signature date/

3 August 2002

Response to  Second Mulitlateral Evaluation Round  Questionnaire 2009-2014

 

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

16 February 2011

2 May 2011

Provided on 11 July 2011

11 July 11

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Report(s) Due

Concluding Observations

26 January 1900/

1 March 1993

Combined 3rd & 4th Reports -  submitted 16 January 2014

To be determined

To be reviewed 72nd Session – 2016

 

 

Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

73 676

49.0

76 565

51.0

150 241

July 2014/CIA World Fact Book

15-24

49 313

49.0

51 322

51.0

100 635

25-54

124 034

49.0

128 620

51.0

252 654

55-64

19 158

51.0

18 140

49.0

37 298

65+

18 442

56.8

14 041

43.2

32 483

Total

284 623

49.6

288 688

50.4

573 311

Adolescent Fertility Rate (births per 1,000)

35

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2005-2010/UN Population Division

73.1

66.4

69.6

 

 

Education and Training

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

33 432

48.2

35 978

51.8

69 410

2013

80.6

80.2

2013

Secondary

28 894

55.8

22 907

44.2

51 801

2013

57.3

47.8

2013

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

40.5%

68.7%

55.0

2011/ECLAC

Unemployment Rate

19.3%

19.3%

12.70%

2012/World Bank

Youth Unemployment Rate

57.6%

23.1%

33.40%

Part-time employment

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

         

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2011)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry & Fishing

 

 

 

Mining, Quarrying, Electricity, Gas & Water

 

 

 

Manufacturing

 

 

 

Construction

 

 

 

Wholesale & Retail

 

 

 

Transport, Storage & Communication

 

 

 

Hotel & Restaurant

 

 

 

Financing, Insurance, Real Estate & Other Business Activities

 

 

 

Community, Social & Personal Activities

 

 

 

Not stated

 

 

 

 Source:

 

 

Leadership and Decision-Making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

7

14

44

86

51

2014/Beijing +20

Appointed chambers (Senate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service - Permanent Secretaries

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service – Heads of Departments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Police

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police

Judicial appointments

10

62.5

6

37.5

16

2013/Beijing +20

Magistrates appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local government leaders

295

34.6

557

65.4

852

2000-2012/Ministry of Home Affairs

Government ministers

1

5.9

16

94.1

17

2014/Beijing +20

Leaders of Parties

 

 

 

7

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections+

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

2014/Beijing +20

Head of Government

--

--

√*

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Head of State

--

--

--

--

+ Only 2 party leaders identified.

* The President is both the Chief of State and Head of Government.

 

 

Violence against Women

Number and percentage of intimate partner homicides (2013)

Homicides

 

Female

Male

% of total homicides

Intimate partner homicides

3

 

 

 Source:  ECLAC

 

 

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Source:


 

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