Global Report 2019

The SIGI 2019 Global Report provides an overview of the main outcomes of the SIGI in relation to women and the family, their physical integrity, access to productive and financial resources and their civic rights.

Building on these outcomes, the report provides a set of policy recommendations to enhance governments’ efforts to deliver their gender-equality commitments.

Main messages of the report :

  • Greater gender equality in laws and social norms represents an opportunity for governments to achieve Agenda 2030
  • Building on the momentum for greater gender equality, progress has been made since the last edition of the SIGI
  • Yet, improvements are too slow, due to legal discriminations, loopholes ad inadequacies, weak implementation of law, and discriminatory customary laws and social norms
  • Social norms can be double-edged swords for women: they can act as either barriers or agents of change
  • The mots difficult area of change is the family
  • While some discriminatory social institutions are region-specific, others are universal
  • The SIGI’s theory of change calls for an adaptive, whole-society approach to advancing gender equality

Access the full report here.