Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs

Written by  Maria Vlahakis/VSO, Abigail Hunt/Womankind Worldwide, Carol Ballantine/Trócaire

Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs
27 August 2015

Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs: Recommendations to the Inter-agency and Expert Group and UN Member States, July 2015

The Gender & Development Network (GADN), of which Trócaire, CIDSE’s Irish Member Agency is a member, strongly supports the inclusion of targets associated with ‘women's participation and leadership in decision-making’ in the post-2015 development agenda (the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs). Of particular relevance is target 5.5, which concerns women’s equal and meaningful participation at all levels of decision-making. This paper explains why the indicators for this target should measure not only the number of women represented (quantitatively), but also the extent to which women can be actively involved in and influence decision-making processes at all levels through their participation (qualitatively).

Contact person: Carol Wrenn, Trócaire, Carol.Wrenn(at)trocaire.org


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