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Gender Profile of Ukraine

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Indicator

Data

Source, date

Human Development Index

0.779

74th of 189 countries

(high standard of human development)

HDR, 2020

Gender Inequality Index

SDG 5

0.234

52nd of 162 countries

HDR, 2020

Socioeconomic empowerment

Women hold seats in parliament

SDG 5.5

21% 

Parliament, 2019

Women hold management positions

SDG 5.5

23%

JurFem, 2019

Women business owners

SDG 5.5

46%

JurFem, 2019

Labour force participation rate

SDG 8.5

Women: 47%

Men: 63%

HDR, 2020

Gender pay gap (monthly earnings)

SDG 8.5

Women earn on average 23% less than men

35% in postal and courier services

33% in financial and insurance services

30% in art, sports, entertainment, recreation

JurFem, 2019

Estimated gross national income per capita (purchasing power parity)

SDG 8.5

Women: $10,088

Men: $16,840

HDR, 2020

Women with bank accounts

SDG 5.5

61% of women ages 15 and older

HDR, 2020

Graduates from STEM programmes in tertiary education

SDG 5.5

Women: 29%

Men: 71%

HDR, 2020

Among all tertiary graduates

SDG 5.5

Women: 14% in STEM

Men: 38% in STEM

HDR, 2020

Paid maternity leave (for pregnancy and childbirth)

SDG 1.3

126 days (70 days prior to the expected childbirth date and 56 days after childbirth)

Labour Code 

(Article 179)

Law on Leave 

(Article 18)

Parental leave (for childcare)

SDG 1.3

Up to 3 years (may be taken by either parent, grandparents, or other relatives who provide care for the child)

Labour Code 

(Article 179)

Law on Leave 

(Article 18)

Time spent on unpaid domestic chores

SDG 5.4

Women: 29 hours per week

Men: 15 hours per week

UNFPA, 2018

Time spent on unpaid childcare

SDG 5.4

Women: 49 hours per week

Men: 22 hours per week

UNFPA, 2018

Health and family planning

Life expectancy at birth

SDG 3

Women: 77 years

Men: 67 years

HDR, 2020

Maternal mortality ratio

SDG 3.1

19 deaths per 100,000 live births

HDR, 2020

Adolescent birth rate

SDG 3.7

24 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

HDR, 2020

Contraceptive prevalence, any method

SDG 5.6

65% of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years)

HDR, 2020

Unmet need for family planning

SDG 5.6

5% of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years)

HDR, 2020

Mortality rate attributed to noncommunicable disease

SDG 3.4

Women: 514.3 per 100,000 persons

Men: 923.6 per 100,000 persons

HDR, country profile, 2020

Suicide rate

SDG 3.4

Women: 5 per 100,000 people

Men: 35 per 100,000 people

 

Up to 7,000 per year

80% of suicides are by men

HDR, country profile, 2020

 

WHO, 2019

People living with HIV (aged 15-49)

SDG 3.3

Women: 100,000 (0.9 prevalence rate)

Men: 140,000 (1.1 prevalence rate)

PLHIV: 250,000 (1 prevalence rate)

UNAIDS, 2019

Violence against girls and women

Women married by age 18 (child marriage)

SDG 5.3

9% of women ages 20-24 who are married or in union

HDR, 2020

Gender-based violence

SDG 5.2

2 in 3 women have experienced psychological, physical, or sexual violence

OSCE, 2019

Violence against women ever experienced, by intimate

partner

SDG 5.2

26% of women ages 15 and older

HDR, 2020

Violence against women ever experienced, by nonintimate

partner

SDG 5.2

5% of women ages 15 and older

HDR, 2020

Sexual harassment

SDG 5.2

1 in 2 women have experienced at least one form of sexual harassment

OSCE, 2019



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