This report proposes that gender equality must be anchored at the front and centre of the post-2015 development framework and that only by tackling discriminatory social norms will we enable transformative change and empowers women to shape their own lives. Progress on data collection in recent years has made the capture of social norms increasingly accessible, affordable and regular.
The report outlines a set of transformative indicators under six key measurement areas that, taken together, would track the changes in social norms that signal the growing empowerment of women and girls:
Women and girls exercise choice over their sexual and reproductive integrity
Women and girls enjoy freedom from violence
Women and girls enjoy enhanced decision-making ability over land and assets
Women attain enhanced participation in political and civic life
Equal value is given to girls and boys
Unpaid care is equally distributed between women and men, girls and boys