2019 Index Report
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The 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index
In the 2019 Global Report “Harnessing the power of data for gender equality: Introducing the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index”, we introduce the 2019 SDG Gender Index. The index is the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of gender equality across 129 countries (covering 95% of the world’s girls and women), 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and 51 targets linked to issues inherent in the SDGs.
The 2019 SDG Gender Index finds that, with just 11 years to go until 2030, nearly 40% of the world’s girls and women – 1.4 billion – live in countries failing on gender equality.
Another 1.4 billion live in countries that “barely pass”. Even the highest-scoring countries have more to do, particularly on complex issues such as climate change, gender budgeting and public services, equal representation in powerful positions, gender pay gaps, and gender-based violence. No country in the world has reached the “last mile” on gender equality.
2019 Global Report Overview
Section 1: A foreword from EM2030’s partners: The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), Data2X, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), KPMG, ONE Campaign, Plan International, Women Deliver.
Section 2: Key findings from the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index.
Section 3: Introducing the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index, the approach, what makes this index unique and how the findings should be interpreted.
Section 4: Key global findings, patterns and comparisons of index scores between and within the different regions: Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, The Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Section 5: Regional overviews of index scores and gender equality context, and thematic deep drives on 1) inequalities in girls’ education, 2) women in science and technology research positions, 3) girls’ and women’s physical safety, 4) legal barriers for women, 5) women in government.
Section 6: Leaving no one behind: multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination of girls and women.
Section 7: Recommendations for actions.
Section 8: Annexes including the indicator framework, methodology and design of the index.
Download 2019 SDG Gender Index Graphs
- SDG Gender Index, Issues, Figure 1
- SDG Gender Index, Country Scores, Map, Figure 2
- SDG Gender Index, Number of Girls and Women Living in Countries by Index Score Grouping, Figure 3
- SDG Gender Index, Countries by Index Score Grouping, Figure 4
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores and National Per Capita Income, Figure 5
- SDG Gender Index, Global Scores by Goals, Figure 6
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores Asia and the Pacific, Figure 7
- Proportion of Ministerial/Senior Government Positions Held by Women, Figure 8
- Secondary Education Attainment Among Women, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Figure 9
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores Europe and North America, Figure 10
- Women in STEM Research and STEM Expenditure, Europe and North America, Figure 11
- Extent of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Rights in Law, Figure 12
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores Latin America and the Caribbean, Figure 13
- Proportions of Women Justices on a Country’s Supreme Court of Higher Court, Figure 14
- Women’s Perception of Feeling Safe Walking Alone at Night and Female Homicide Rates, Figure 15
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores Middle East and North Africa, Figure 16
- Proportion of Women Who Have Made or Received Digital Payments in the Past Year, Figure 17
- Extent of Legal Barriers That Women Face in Work and Land Ownership, Figure 18
- SDG Gender Index, Index Scores Sub-Saharan Africa, Figure 19
- Climate Vulnerability Score in Sub-Saharan Africa, Figure 20
- Proportion of Ministerial or Senior Government Roles Held by Women, Figure 21
- Awareness, Attitude Towards, and Prevalence of Female Circumcision by Ethnic Group of Household Head in Nigeria, Figure 22
- Median Earnings by Selected Characteristics in the United States, Figure 23
- Global Estimates of New HIV Infections Among 15-24 Year Olds by Sex, Figure 24
- Employment Rates for Persons With and Without Disabilities by Sex in 51 Countries, Figure 25