Gender Social Norms Index
GENDER SOCIAL NORMS INDEX
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Gender Social Norms Index was released which shows the bias between men and women.
- Released by: The Index was released by United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP).
- Gender Social Norms Index – measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.
- In 2018, despite decades of progress closing the equality gap between men and women 86% & 90% of women and men, respectively, held some sort of bias against women.
- Countries involved: The total countries taken for survey is 75 – which accounts for 80% of global population.
- Among the 75 countries, only 6 countries – Andorra, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden – held no bias towards women.
- New data in the report: In this report, it covers the invisible barriers which women face in achieving equality.
- The data was released with an intention of introducing legislation and policies by the Government that address engrained prejudice.
Key findings of the report:
- About half the world’s population feel men make better political leaders.
- Over 40% feel that men make better business executives and that men have more right to a job when jobs are scarce.
- 24% of parliamentary seats worldwide are held by women, and there are only 10 female heads of government out of a possible 193.
- Less than 6% of CEOs in S&P 500 companies are women
- Women work more hours than men, this work is more likely to be unpaid care work.
- 28% think it is justified for a man to beat his wife.
Data to know:
- Beijing+25 – Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – an agenda with a vision to empower women as parallel with the world.
- The agenda also called the world leaders to accelerate their actions to meet the global targets on gender equality.
- A campaign for women empowerment across the world were – “#MeToo, #NiUnaMenos, #TimesUp. #UnVioladorEnTuCamino”.
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