Globally, some progress on women’s rights has been achieved. In , % of indicators needed to monitor the SDGs from a gender perspective are available, with gaps in key areas such as Violence Against Women, Unpaid Care and Domestic Work and Key Labor Market indicators such as Unemployment Rate and Gender Pay Gaps. In addition, many areas such as gender and poverty, women’s access to assets including land, physical and sexual harassment, and gender and the environment currently lack comparable methodologies for comprehensive and periodic monitoring. Addressing these gender data gaps is a prerequisite for understanding the situation of women and girls in and for achieving the gender-related SDGs commitments.
Gender data gaps and country performance
For this score, we use the 62 gender-specific SDG indicators in the Women Count Data Hub’s SDG Dashboard for the 193 UN Member States. For each indicator, we calculate the 33rd and 66th percentiles of the distribution and based on those two values countries are classified as belonging to High performance, Medium performance and Low performance categories. For more details, see the methodological note, and the Feature article, Use data to take the guesswork out of policymaking
- Low performance
- Medium performance
- High performance
- Missing Data