6 Promote gender equality and empower women

Where we are?


The number of women in Parliament has tripled. However, the number of women in mayor positions still remains low.

GOAL:  
Halving, by 2015, the proportion of women as unpaid family workers and reducing their inactivity rate by one third; double the proportion of women in governance.
 
PROGRESS:
Employment rates among women have increased slightly and the country is likely to miss this target. Meanwhile, the number of women in Parliament and in municipal councils has doubled or tripled. However, the number of women in ministerial and mayor positions is still low.

1.17 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG3
  1. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
    • Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
    • Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
    • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament