Acknowledgements

The OECD Development Centre would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their co-operation, time and expertise in preparation of the SIGI 2014:
 
Technical Advisory Group
Ana Rita Manca, EIGE
Anne Laure Humbert, EIGE
Amber Peterman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Caren Grown, World Bank
Caroline Harper, ODI
Catherine Sofer, University of Paris 1
Jacques Charmes, IRD
Shailaja Chandra, Former Secretary Government of India and policy analyst on gender, health and population
Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen
 
OECD
Alexandre Kolev
Carlota Balestra
Emily Esplen
Estelle Loiseau
Francesca Francavilla
Gaëlle Ferrant
Jill Gaston
Keiko Nowacka
Mario Piacentini
Nabil Ali
Patti O’Neill
Romina Boarini
Willem Adema
Annelise Thim
Diogo Amaro de Paula
 
Former OECD colleagues
Angela Hariche, Foundation Center
Somali Cerise, UN Women
Luca Pesando
Nayibe Tavares-Abel
Marissa Cramer
 
Country note authors
Caitlin Boyce
Joanna Hoare
Gwendolyn Beetham
Maya Judd
Ella Maria
 
Country validators

EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Australian Women's Legal Service
Independent consultant
Kasumi Nakagawa, Advisor to the Ministry of Women's Affair - often works for UN Women Cambodia as consultant
Misun Woo / Punika Shinawatra
Nora Pistor, Consultant on Gender, Politics & Development/ Researcher at the Center for Development Research, Bonn and University of Marburg, Germany

EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
Special thanks to Pierrette Pape (European Women’s Lobby) and Agnieszka Walko-Mazurek (KARAT Coalition) for helping us in the validation process for this region.
Agnese Gaile, Senior Expert, Department of Social Policy Planning and Development Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia
Alexandra Halkias, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Panteion University, Greece
Amra Seleskovic, Director of Association VESTA
Anar Musabaeva; Nurgul Asylbekova (asylnura@mail.ru); Umutai Dauletova, Kyrgyzstan
Anna Okruhlicová, PhD, Csc., ECPRD Correspondent. The National Council of the Slovak Republic
Anu Laas, Researcher and Head of Unit of Gender Studies Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Tartu
Armine Ishkanian, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics
“AUR"- The National Association of Human Resources Specialists; Raluca MANAILA, Daniela MIHAITA, Adina MIHAILESCU (Bucharest, Romania), www.resurseumane-aur.ro
Barno Mukhamadieva, National Programme Officer, UN Women Office in Tajikistan
Boltzmann Institute, Austria
Centre for Women's Studies, Croatia
Daria Hagemann, M.A. Political Science Expert in gender, migration and human trafficking, Switzerland
Danielle Bousquet, Haut Conseil à l’Égalité entre les Femmes et les Hommes , France
Dono Abdurazak - Independent consultant, Uzbekistan
Elena Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Elena Kukharevich, Deputy Chairperson, National Statistical Committee, Republic of Belarus
Emina SOFTIC, Chargée de mission, Ministère de la Justice, Luxembourg
Ena Knežević, CESI, Croatia
Eva Fodor, Associate Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary
Fenneke Reysoo, Scientific Director Programme on Gender and Global Change/Senior Lecturer ANSO department, The Graduate Institute Geneva
Fredrik Bondestam, PhD, Research coordinator, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, Göteborg University, Sweden
Heidi Elisabeth Sandnes, Director of CORE, Norway
Helga Eggebø at The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs, Norway
Ildiko Almasi, Social and Gender Analyst, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Iliana Balabanova-Stoicheva, Bulgaria
Ines Orobio de Castro Atria. Institute on gender equality and women’s history, Netherlands
Institut pour l'égalité des femmes et des hommes, Belgique
Irina Alkhovka, sociologist, gender and women's rights expert, Chairperson of Belarus NGO "Gender Perspectives". Just please make it clear that I have commented on some parts of the profile
Italian Coordination of EWL, Women jurist association
Jafnréttisstofa/Centre for Gender Equality, Iceland
Jana Smiggels Kavková, Czech Republic
Janet Veitch OBE, Board member, UK End Violence against Women Coalition, United Kingdom
Jasna Podreka, Sara Rožman and Milica Antić Gaber, Slovenia
João Manuel de Oliveira, PhD, Head of Research Line Gender, Sexualities and Intersectionality of CIS-IUL, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
KARAT Coalition: Kinga Lohmann, Aleksandra Solik, Gender Experts
Kateryna Levchenko, PhD in Philosopy, Doctor of Law, Professor, President of International Women Rights Centre La Strada – Ukraine
Laura Albu - country expert for Romania - European Women's Lobby Observatory on Violence against Women
Maria Wersig, Berlin
Marisa Soleto Ávila, Directora de Fundación Mujeres, Spain
Milla Pyykkönen, Secretary General , The Feminist Association Unioni, Finland
Natalija Micunovic, Director, Gender Equality Directorate of Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy Natalia Ribas-Mateos (CERAO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Doctor in Sociology), Spain
Natasha Dimitrovska, programme assistant and researcher in the National Council for Gender Equality in Macedonia
Nato Kurshitashvili, Gender Specialist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Nayereh Tohidi, Ph.D. Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Department Director, Middle Eastern and Islamic Sudies California State University, Northridge
Olha Mykytyn-Gazziero, Ph.D Graduate Institute of International and Development studies (IHEID), Geneva
Paula Michaels, Senior Lecturer, History Dept, Monash University, Australia
Peter Ussing, Freja Larsen, Institute for Human Rights, Denmark
Ralph Kass, Politologue, Conseiller de direction 1e classe, Ministère de l’Egalité des chances, Luxembourg
Siran Hovhannisyan, Outreach Responsible and PR Coordinator, Center for Gender and Leadership Studies Yerevan State University
Sofia Neves - Expert on Violence against Women, Instituto Universitário da Maia (ISMAI) and Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género (CIEG/ ISCSP/UL) - Portugal
Susana Elisa Pavlou, Director, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies [MIGS]
UN Women country office in Georgia
Ursula Barry, Deputy Head, School of Social Justice, Head of Women's Studies, Ireland
Valentina Bodrug-Lungu, Gender Expert, Gender-Center; Eugenia Ganea, Gender Expert
Velina Todorova, Docent in Civil and Family Law, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Law Faculty, University of Plovdiv
Virginia Ferreira, President, APEM-Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres, Portugal

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
André Lázaro, Professor at Rio de Janeiro State University, Researcher for FLACSO-Brasil, President of the Advisory Council for the Educational Goals 2021 of OEI. And Bárbara Reis: Administrative Technician at Rio de Janeiro State University
Independent consultant
Patricia Silva, PhD Fellow on Social Protection at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance-UNU Meri
Susana Chiarotti, Directora del Instituto de Género, Derecho y Desarrollo de Argentina, integrante del Consejo Consultivo de CLADEM

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Boutheina Gribaa, Cawtar
Independent consultants
Nadia Hijab, Independent Consultant
Nayereh Tohidi, Nayereh Tohidi, Ph.D. Professor, Gender and Women's Studies Department Director, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies California State University, Northridge
Marguerite El-Helou, Independent Consultant
Mouna Ghanem , founder and director, Syrian women forum for peace
Roberto Frifrini, Human Rights Agenda Association-IHGD
Soukaina Bouraoui, Directeur Executif, Cawtar

NORTH AMERICA
Ariane Hegewisch, Study Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research, USA
White Ribbon Canada

SOUTH ASIA
Amali Philips, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Dawa Dem, Gender Expert, Independent Bhutan
Kausar S Khan, a women’s rights activist, and Head Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Community Health Sciences Department, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Lily Thapa, Founder Women for Human Rights, single women group (WHR) Organization in Special Consultative Status ith the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mandana Hendessi OBE, sociologist and currently Global Rights' country director for Afghanistan
Nelun Chrisanthi Gunasekera, Social Development and Gender Specialist, Asian Development Bank - Sri Lanka Resident Mission,
Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Shailaja Chandra, Former Secretary Government of India and policy analyst on gender, health and population
Sonam Chuki (Miss), Lecturer in Development Studies, Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu Bhutan
Vanita Nayak Mukherjee, Program Officer, Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice Unit, Ford Foundation, New Delhi

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Adriane Choukour Wali, independant gender consultant
Aline Tameno Hertzog, Independant Consultant
Anjalee Dabee, Independent Gender Consultant, Flinders University, Australia
Dee Smythe, Director of Centre for Law & Society Faculty of Law University of Cape Town
Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI)
Gisela GEISLER, Chief Gender Specialist, African Development Bank
Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University
Koffi Marc KOUAKOU, Principal Statistician-Economist, African Development Bank
Maître assistant du CAMES
Pamela Scully of Emory University
Regional Practice Leader, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Regional Service Center for Africa, United Nations Development Programme
Seraphine Nisabwe, Independant Consultant
Steven Chimwemwe Iphani, Programme Manager COWLHA
UNDP Sierra Leone and UN WOMEN Sierra Leone
UNDP and UNICEF colleagues from the Gender Theme Group
Yvonne A. Braun, Ph.D. Professor at the University of Oregon