Country / Region profile of: Luxembourg

Women in Luxembourg are underrepresented in the parliament and cabinet and face inadequate protection in the legal system as current laws often fail to protect many women from sexual violence and exploitation. Luxembourg has not been involved in large-scale conflict or war recently. Luxembourg ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1989 and is ranked 59 out of 144 listed countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Luxembourg ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 3 June 2014. In 2017, $318 mln was spent by Luxembourg on its military. In October 2015, the representative of Luxembourg states that the country will remain a strong and reliable partner of UN-Women, to which it is one of the top 20 contributors. In the WPS Open Debate 2017, Luxembourg made no relevant statements. Women activists in Luxembourg continue to advocate for greater implementation of policies to lessen the gender gap and empower women politically and economically. 

"We live in a patriarchal system where the female body is totally controlled and used. Women are ashamed of their bodies, and this is a deep problem. We are slaves of men because we do not control our sexuality." - Alain Margot


$ 318,000,000
Military expenditure
Luxembourg spends USD$318,000,000 on the military, including armed forces and peacekeeping forces, defence ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities.
Feeding the hungry
This amount could buy about 1900000 kgs of wheat flour
NAP 1325
Luxembourg does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Luxembourg said in 2015 that women’s human rights and empowerment are high priorities in its budget for international cooperation.