Women in Chad
A teenage girl from Chad
|Gender Inequality Index|
|Maternal mortality (per 100,000)||1,100 (2010)|
|Women in parliament||12.8% (2012)|
|Females over 25 with secondary education||NA|
|Women in labour force||64.4% (2011)|
|Global Gender Gap Index|
|Rank||134th out of 136|
|Women in society|
Women in Chad, a landlocked country in Central Africa, are the mainstay of its predominantly rural-based economy and they outnumber the men.
Female genital mutilation
According to a United Nations report of 1995, 60 percent of Chadian women had been subject to female genital mutilation. The procedure is a traditional rite of passage as a girl moves into adulthood and it is followed regardless of religious orientation. It is equally common amongst Muslims, Christians and animists. Those who attain adulthood without being mutilated generally avoid it for life.
Gender Gap Report
- "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13.
- "Rural Poverty in Chad". Rural poverty portal. International fund for agricultural development. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Chad: Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC)" (PDF). US Department of State. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
- Women still face gender gap in jobs, wages: report
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