As one of Latin America's least developed countries, Paraguay has a history of gender disparity, known as machismo. The statistics show how this disparity affects girls' ability to advance in society. According to UN Women:
- The adolescent birth rate is 72 per 1000 population as of 2015.
- As of February 2019, there are only 15% of parliament seats held by women.
- In 2008, 8% of women aged 15-49 years reported that they had been subject to physical and/or sexual violence in the previous 12 months.
- Women and girls aged 15+ spend 14.5% of their time on unpaid care and domestic work compared to 4.3% spent by men.