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Prepared by Mamadou Barry and Du Prince Tchakote.
The GII is an inequality index compiled by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that measures gender inequalities in three aspects of human development—reproductive health, empowerment, and economic status.
The GGGI measures gender gaps between women and men in four key areas: health, education, economy and politics to gauge the state of gender equality in a country.
The SIGI is an index focused on the causes behind gender inequalities. The SIGI uses 12 social institutions indicators grouped into 5 categories: family code, physical integrity, son preference, civil liberties and ownership rights.
The 2010 employment survey shows that 9 out of 10 women are employed in the informal sector and larger share of men are employed in the public and formal private sectors respectively 7.2 percent (4.3 percent for women) and 5.2 percent (1.9 percent for women).
The authorities reported 17 development partner-supported projects targeting women and vulnerable populations in the regions and areas mostly dominated by the poor at end-2017 supported by African Development bank, Canada, France, Germany, IFAD, the Islamic Development Bank, Netherland, UNDP, World Bank etc.
Cameroon signed the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1994, and its Optional Protocol in 2005 and (i) the Maputo Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa in 2012.
The Asean 5 countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The LAC 5 countries are Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.