Algeria/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.10 Gender equality and cultural policies

The Algerian constitution explicitly mentions gender equality: “all citizens are equal before the law without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Today, women makeup 37% of judges, 50% of teachers, 53% of doctors and 32% of executives, but significant disparities remain outside these occupations [APRM Evaluation Report, 2007]. No accurate figures concerning the percentage of women working in the cultural field are available, but women do exist in this sector and the fact that a woman holds the position of Minister of Culture is an indication that Algerian women have some role in the cultural field.

Chapter published: 03-05-2013