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== SIGI 2012: mentions ==
 
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See the [http://www.wikigender.org/images//9/96/Twitter_for_-SIGI2012.pdf full conversation] that took place on Twitter using #SIGI2012! Many thanks to all our supporters for spreading the word in so many languages!
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*[http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107850 Parliamentarians Track Progress on Reproductive Rights] (IPS news 21.05.2012)
 
*[http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107850 Parliamentarians Track Progress on Reproductive Rights] (IPS news 21.05.2012)
 
*[http://blog.iese.edu/bizknowledgewatch/2012/oecds-social-institutions-and-gender-index/ OECDs Social Institutions and Gender Index] (BizKnowledge Watch IESE Business School ibrary Blog 17.05.2012)
 
*[http://blog.iese.edu/bizknowledgewatch/2012/oecds-social-institutions-and-gender-index/ OECDs Social Institutions and Gender Index] (BizKnowledge Watch IESE Business School ibrary Blog 17.05.2012)

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Launch of the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)

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Did you know that the number of countries scored in the SIGI with specific legislation to combat domestic violence has more than doubled from 21 in 2009 to 53 in 2012?


The OECD Development Centre and the United States Department of State are co-hosting a launch event in Washington on 10 May to present 2012 SIGI data and rankings. This Special Focus of the Community Portal focuses on the updated 2012 SIGI.Find out more about the 2012 SIGI rankings, data sources and findings by region by going to our new website: www.genderindex.org


Background

While conventional indicators of gender equality capture inequality in outcomes such as education and employment, the OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) focuses on the underlying drivers of these inequalities. Since it’s launch in in 2009, the index and the role of discriminatory social institutions in undermining gender equality have gained increasing attention in the eyes of policy-makers and researchers alike. The OECD Development Centre and the United States Department of State are co-hosting the launch of the updated 2012 SIGI in Washington on 10 May. The 2012 version of the SIGI reflects changes in laws or practices, an updated conceptual framework and improved data sources for over 100 countries.

The 2012 edition of SIGI reveals some promising progress in tackling discriminatory social institutions in some areas. The top three countries in the 2012 SIGI are Argentina, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Top performers for each region include Argentina, the Philippines, FYR of Macedonia, Nepal, Morocco and South Africa. Top-ranking countries have introduced legal equality for women in the family, equal land and property rights, measures to improve women’s access to credit, strong laws and programmes to combat violence against women and laws to promote women’s political participation at a national or sub-national level.

However, persistent social and legal discrimination continues to limit women and girls’ potential to contribute to social and economic life. In many countries, early marriage remains high, violence against women is tolerated despite strong laws and women's equal access to productive resources is still restricted. The 2012 SIGI found that 86 out of the 121 countries scored have discriminatory inheritance practices or laws.

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SIGI 2012: mentions

See the full conversation that took place on Twitter using #SIGI2012! Many thanks to all our supporters for spreading the word in so many languages!

See also


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