The United States used its veto right 0 times out of 2 vetoed draft resolutions in 2016.
Profit from Arms Transfer: $9,894,000,000
UN Women Total Contribution: $14,898,379
International HR Documents:
"International Stadnards," OHCHR
Status of Ratifications:
"Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General: Status of Treaties," United Nations Treaty Collection
"Status of Ratifications: Interactive Dashboard," OHCHR
"ATT: Status of ratifications and accessions," amazonaws.com
Peacekeepers from the United States were involved in 0 out of 103 allegations against civilian, military, police and other peacekeeping personnel in 2016.
Governmental support for women's civil society:
- Engagement in joint government/NGO efforts: Yes
- Funding provided by the government: Yes
The United States receives 73% because:
Even though the government is engaged in collaboration with women's civil society, it does not provide adequate financial support to women's organisations, the number of projects and conferences on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in existence is low, civil society space for rights-focused activists (i.e.: racial equality and women's reproductive health-focused activism and advocacy) is increasingly limited, and mass-surveillance in accordance with national security and anti-terrorism efforts restricts civil society freedoms (i.e.: freedom of the press, freedom of public association).
"Fact Sheet: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the United States," Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor/
"Issues," National Ogranisation for Women
"Events," U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women Peace and Security
"Global Security and Gender - A Forum with Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström," United States Institute for Peace
"Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2012-2017," Department of Defense
"Assessment of the Armed Services Implementation of the Recommendations Issued by the Commission," Military Leadership Diversity Commission
"From Representation to Inclusion: Diversity Leadership for 21st Century Military," Military Leadership Diversity Commission
Military Expenditure: $611,000,000,000;
The NAP contains no allocated or estimated budget.
Women made up 20.2% of Parliament.
35% of ministerial positions were held by women.
26.3% of law enforcement positions were held by women.*
*This data is from 2015, as the statistics from 2016 do not include gender-disaggregated data.
33% of judges in the United States were women.
Women's labour participation rate was 66%.
Enrollment in primary education: 93%
Enrollment in secondary education: 92%
Enrollment in tertiary education: 101%
"Constitutional Provisions on Women's Equality," Library of Congress
"Federal Domestic Violence Laws," The Unite States Attorney's Office
"The Equal Pay Act of 1963," U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
"Fact Sheet: Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment," The White House
Mathews, Roderick B., Juan Carlos Botero. "Access to Justice in the United States Findings from the Newly Released Rule of Law Index of the World Justice Project," World Justice Project, December
"Access to Justice in the United States: Ensuring Meaningful Access to Counsel in Civil Cases," Columbia University
"General recommendation on women’s access to justice," CEDAW/C/GC/33