Webinar: Gender equality in legal frameworks: Experience from the development of SDG indicator 5.1.1
“Gender equality in legal frameworks: Experience from the development of SDG indicator 5.1.1”
What The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises gender equality and women’s empowerment to be paramount for development, as reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5), the standalone goal on gender equality, and the gender-specific targets included across other SDGs. Providing robust data for these gender targets is critical for their achievement.
As co-custodian agencies, UN Women, the OECD Development Centre and the World Bank Group have partnered to develop 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’. Drawing from the experience of the Social Institutions and Gender Index of the OECD Development Centre and the Women, Business and the Law project of the World Bank Group, this indicator aims to monitor progress toward Target 5.1 which calls on Member States1 to ‘End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.’
- See more details of the joint-work carried out by UN Women, the OECD Development Centre and the Women Business and the Law project of the World Bank Group on how countries move forward to the achievement of the SDG indicator 5.1.1 here
- Check the latest reference metadata information on SDG indicator 5.1.1. This document presents in particular the detailed list of questions that are included in indicator 5.1.1’s framework.
- Learn more about the reclassification process of the SDG indicator 5.1.1 from Tier III to Tier II by the UN Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG in April 2018 here.
Why During this webinar, experts from the three organisations presented SDG indicator 5.1.1 and preliminary results. The discussion also focused on how this work supports countries to achieve SDG 5 by 2030.
When The webinar took place on Tuesday 19 June at 4pm (Paris time). Presentations were followed by a questions and answers session.
Janette Amer is the Human Rights Adviser at UN Women. She is a lawyer by training and joined the United Nations in 1992. She worked for 9 years at the UN Office of Legal Affairs during which time she spent one year in Bosnia-Herzegovina as Legal Adviser for the UN peacekeeping mission. She joined the Division for the Advancement of Women in 2001 where she spent a number of years working with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
Caitlin Boyce is a Human Rights Policy Specialist with UN Women. She is a lawyer by training and has worked on women’s rights and access to justice issues with a number of UN agencies, including OHCHR, UNDP and the UN Mission in Liberia.
Gaëlle Ferrant is an economist and gender specialist at the OECD Development Centre. In this role, Gaëlle oversees the gender programme including research, policy dialogue and measurement of gender-based discriminatory social institutions notably through the Social Institutions and Gender Index and its country studies. Prior to this, Gaëlle held various positions at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, the University of Laval in Canada, the French Development Agency and several African-based NGOs.
Léa Fuiret is a junior policy analyst at the OECD Development Centre. In this position, she contributes to the production of data and evidence-based analysis on the root causes of gender inequalities across the world, notably through the Social Institutions and Gender Index and its country studies.
Christina Heliotis joined the Women, Business and the Law team in January 2017 and is working on labor law and SDG indicators. Previously, she worked as an intern at the Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance team. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Christina worked as a trainee lawyer at a Greek corporate law firm and in the Hellenic Parliament.
Tanya Primiani joined the World Bank Group in 2008 and started working with the Women, Business and the Law team as a Senior Investment Policy Officer in 2017. Prior to this, she coordinated other indicator projects including Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy and Investing Across Borders. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked for the United Nations in Italy, Siemens Management Consulting in New York and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.
A summary of the discussion will be available soon