Country / Region profile of: Algeria

Women in Algeria have achieved significant representation in the workforce and government in spite of restrictive laws and practices. In December 2015, Algeria’s Parliament adopted Law no.15-19, criminalizing some forms of domestic violence in its Penal Code. During the internal conflicts of the 1990s, Algerian women were targeted for abduction, rape and murder by extremist groups. Algeria acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1996 and is currently ranked number 127 of 144 on the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Algerian civil society organisations have continued to work for the protection of women from violence and equality under all laws, including in rural areas. With regards to disarmament, Algeria voted for the adopted of the Arms Trade Treaty, but has not yet signed or ratified the document. The National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) has not been developed yet; however, at the October 2016 open debate on Women, Peace and Security, Algeria has committed to develop a NAP in collaboration with civil society organisations. Algeria made no commitments in the 2017 October Open Debate. 


“It is this right to education which will completely change the position, the representation of women in our society and of which I am partly a product of” Louisa Hanoune, Head of Algeria Workers' Party


$ 10,073,400,000
Military expenditure
Algeria spends USD$ 10,073,400,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Supporting gender equality
This amount could comfortably cover the entire yearly gender equality spend of the Development Assistance Committee of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
NAP 1325
Algeria does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Algeria made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2015.