S.I. 2 – Housing
S.I. 4 – Health

S.I. 3 – Education

In Guerrero, many people, especially the indigenous, and even more so women, are unable to exercise their right to an education for many reasons. Poverty forces children to work in order to improve their family’s standard of living. In addition, many isolated communities do not have the adequate infrastructure to provide education (lack of classrooms, furniture, books, basic services, and teachers, together with overcrowded classrooms…).

  • 31.60% of the population older than 15 did not end primary education (CONAPO 2010).
  • 15.3% of the population older than 15 did not attend school at all.
  • Guerrero is third highest in the nation in regards to lower level of education, with 7.3 years of schooling on average, which means that the average schooling time is of slightly more than seventh grade. (Compared with an average of 8.6 years at national level; Chiapas ranks last with 6.7 years and the penultimate is Oaxaca with 6.9). Source: INEGI 2010


  • 18% of the population older than 15 is illiterate, 60% of them are women (INEGI 2010).
  • The percentage of illiteracy in indigenous population at a state level is of 50.5%. 29.5% of the indigenous population is monolingual, Guerrero is second highest in the nation regarding monolingualism following Chiapas. (INEGI 2010)