Gender equality in Niger

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Gender equality in Niger


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:NE
  
Iso3:NER

For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Legislation in Niger


Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 76 (100%); 1 in Africa from 21 (100%)

Law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 79 (100%); 1 in Africa from 16 (100%)

Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 179 (100%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)

Nondiscrimination clause mentions gender in the constitution

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 108 (100%); 1 in Africa from 35 (100%)

CPIA gender equality rating

2,50 1=low to 6=high[?] (2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 82 (17,07%); 33 in Africa from 40 (20%)

Violence in family in Niger


Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she argues with him

50,40 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 40 in the world of 44 (11,36%); 27 in Africa from 30 (13,33%)
2,12 % (0,423 % annual) ↘
min: 47,20; max: 50,40; max-min: 3,20 (6,35%); mid: 48,80;
1,60 (3,17%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she burns the food

34,60 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 37 in the world of 41 (12,20%); 24 in Africa from 27 (14,81%)
8,96 % (1,79 % annual) ↗
min: 34,60; max: 43,90; max-min: 9,30 (21,18%); mid: 39,25;
-4,65 (-13,44%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she goes out without telling him

42,70 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 33 in the world of 43 (25,58%); 21 in Africa from 29 (31,03%)
10,77 % (2,15 % annual) ↗
min: 42,70; max: 56,50; max-min: 13,80 (24,42%); mid: 49,60;
-6,90 (-16,16%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she neglects the children

42 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 31 in the world of 44 (31,82%); 19 in Africa from 29 (37,93%)
7,78 % (1,56 % annual) ↗
min: 42; max: 51,80; max-min: 9,80 (18,92%); mid: 46,90;
-4,90 (-11,67%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex with him

50,10 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 41 in the world of 43 (6,98%); 27 in Africa from 29 (10,34%)
4,59 % (0,918 % annual) ↗
min: 50,10; max: 57; max-min: 6,90 (12,11%); mid: 53,55;
-3,45 (-6,89%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (%)

59,60 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 71 in the world of 86 (18,60%); 32 in Africa from 43 (27,91%)
5,87 % (1,17 % annual) ↗
min: 59,60; max: 70,10; max-min: 10,50 (14,98%); mid: 64,85;
-5,25 (-8,81%)

Ratio of women to men in the workforce in Niger


Labor force

6 132 741 (total)[?] (2014)
(descending): 70 in the world of 185 (62,70%); 23 in Africa from 52 (57,69%)
14,00 % (2,80 % annual) ↘
min: 2 343 353; max: 6 132 741; max-min: 3 789 388 (61,79%); mid: 4 238 047;
1 894 694 (30,89%)

Labor force

31,17 % of total labor force[?] (2014)
(descending): 159 in the world of 185 (14,59%); 44 in Africa from 52 (17,31%)
0,493 % (0,099 % annual) ↘
min: 22,75; max: 31,71; max-min: 8,97 (28,27%); mid: 27,23;
3,93 (12,63%)

Labor force

68,76 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 27 in the world of 185 (85,95%); 9 in Africa from 52 (84,62%)
0,324 % (0,065 % annual) ↗
min: 68,76; max: 77,25; max-min: 8,49 (10,99%); mid: 73,01;
-4,24 (-6,17%)

Labor force

2,20 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 27 in the world of 185 (85,95%); 9 in Africa from 52 (84,62%)
1,04 % (0,209 % annual) ↗
min: 2,20; max: 3,40; max-min: 1,19 (35,17%); mid: 2,80;
-0,597 (-27,13%)

Leadership in Niger


Female headed households

15,90 % of households with a female head[?] (2012)
(descending): 42 in the world of 51 (19,61%); 30 in Africa from 34 (14,71%)
5,45 % (1,09 % annual) ↗
min: 9,60; max: 18,50; max-min: 8,90 (48,11%); mid: 14,05;
1,85 (11,64%)

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments

14,60 %[?] (2016)
(descending): 131 in the world of 189 (31,22%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)
21,23 % (4,25 % annual) ↘
min: 1,20; max: 14,60; max-min: 13,40 (91,78%); mid: 7,90;
6,70 (45,89%)

Firms with female participation in ownership

17,60 % of firms[?] (2009)
(2010) (descending): 115 in the world of 139 (17,99%); 37 in Africa from 46 (21,74%)
57,58 % (11,52 % annual) ↘
min: 10; max: 17,60; max-min: 7,60 (43,18%); mid: 13,80;
3,80 (21,59%)

Firms with female top manager

11,30 % of firms[?] (2009)
(2010) (descending): 87 in the world of 111 (22,52%); 24 in Africa from 32 (28,13%)