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Women in Chad

Women in Chad
A teenage girl from Chad.
Gender Inequality Index
Value NR
Rank NR
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[1]
Value 0.5588 (2013)
Rank 134th out of 136

Chad is a Central African landlocked country. Women in Chad are the mainstay of its predominantly rural-based economy and they outnumber the men.[2]

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.[3]

Gender Gap Report

In 2012, the World Economic Forum ranked Chad among the worst regions in their Global Gender Gap Report.[4]


  1. ^ "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013". World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13. 
  2. ^ "Rural Poverty in Chad". Rural poverty portal. International fund for agricultural development. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chad: Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC)". US Department of State. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Women still face gender gap in jobs, wages: report

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