SDG 5.1.1 Side Event on Monitoring legal frameworks that address non-discrimination on the basis of sex
Monitoring legal frameworks that address non-discrimination on the basis of sex
SDG indicator 5.1.1: Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex
A side-event to the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women organised jointly by the OECD Development Centre, the World Bank and UN Women.
Listen to the full event on Monitoring legal frameworks that address non-discrimination on the basis of sex.
Purna Sen, Director, Policy Division, UN Women
- Jane Mpagi, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda
- Nicole Ameline, CEDAW Committee
- Janette Amer, UN Women
- Sarah Iqbal, World Bank Group Women Business and the Law
- Keiko Nowacka, OECD Development Centre Social Institutions and Gender Index
Despite progress reforming laws addressing discrimination against women, there are numerous countries where women are still left without protection or the legal basis to claim their rights. Many women and girls continue to be affected by multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, preventing the full realization of their human rights. Strong legal frameworks must be put in place to advance gender equality in all areas. Principles of non-discrimination cannot be fully realized without “legal frameworks to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex” (SDG Indicator 5.1.1).
UN Women, in partnership with the OECD Development Centre and the World Bank Group, are working together to develop, measure and track progress on this important indicator. This side event presented the technical work underpinning this collaboration and efforts by Member States and other stakeholders in relation to SDG indicator 5.1.1 and legal frameworks that advance gender equality.
UN Women, the World Bank and the OECD at the same table working on the implementation of the SDG 5.1.1.