UN GENDER QUIZ FOR IWD 2017
When is the International Day of the Girl Child celebrated?
11 October every year
Approximately what percentage of refugees world-wide are women or girls?
It is approximately half (actually 49% as of 2015).
This might not seem surprising as women/girls make up about half of the population. But many people seem to think it’s mostly men who are asylum seekers/refugees, and it’s helpful to remember that it’s women, kids and whole families being forced to flee.
Which countries have compulsory military service for both men and women?
Israel, Sweden, Norway, North Korea and Bolivia
What is the approximate percentage of the population, in any country and across history, who are LGBT?
Approximately 10 percent.
Which Caribbean countries have had a female Prime Minister or equivalent?
Trinidad and Tobago - Kamla Persad-Bissessar – from 2010-2015
Dominica - Dame Mary Eugenia Charles – from 1980-1995
Haiti (President) – Ertha Pascal-Trouillot – from 1990-1991
Jamaica – Portia Simpson – from 2012 -2016
Turks and Caicos (Premier) - Sharlene Cartwright Robinson – 2006 to present
Are unemployment rates higher among men or women in the Caribbean?
In the Caribbean, women are more affected by unemployment than men, although the gap is reducing over time. Between 2000 and 2013, the labour force participation rate of women aged 15-64 increased by 2.2 per cent, whilst that of men decreased by 2.5 per cent. However, gender differences are large, with 59.3 per cent of women in labour force versus 78.7 per cent for men.
Of the 138 murders in Belize last year, what percentage of the victims were men?
89% of murder victims were men
Who was the first City Councillor to be elected in Belize?
Floss Casasola, in 1952.
Who was the first female Minister in Belize?
Lisa Shoman, appointed Foreign Minister in 2007
In what year was the National Women’s Commission established in Belize?
It was founded in 1982
National Women’s Commission, Belize
Women’s Dept, Ministry of Human Development, Belize
Joint Intelligence Coordinating Center, Belize
Inter-Parliamentary Union, global data