Gender equality can enhance economic efficiency and improve other development outcomes by removing barriers that prevent women from having the same access as men to human resource endowments, rights, and economic opportunities. (http://data.worldbank.org)
- EUROSTAT: Gender
In defining and implementing its policies and activities, the EU aims to combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation (Article 10 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). In some of these areas, it is already possible to gauge from statistics if and how far equality has been achieved, but for others information is still to be developed.
- Gender Info 2010
An online database of gender statistics and indicators has recently been produced through a collaborative effort of the UN Statistics Division, UNICEF, and UNFPA.
- ILO Gender Equality
Since its founding in 1919, the ILO has been committed to promoting the rights of all women and men at work and achieving equality between them. The ILO vision of gender equality – which coincides with the organization’s four strategic goals – recognizes this goal not only as a basic human right, but intrinsic to the global aim of Decent Work for All Women and Men. This vision is based on the ILO mandate on gender equality as stated in numerous Resolutions of the International Labour Conference, the highest policy-making organ of the ILO, as well as relevant International Labour Conventions.
- Inequality.Org - Inequality Data and Statistics
Inequality data and statistics give us an important insight into the state of our economy and the health of our society.
- OECD-Gender equality and development
Women's economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It is also a fundamental right. There is no quick fix: women’s economic empowerment will require sound public policies, holistic approaches and long-term commitments from all development actors, including increased investment.
- UN Global Gender Statistics Programme
The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS.
- UNDP: Gender Inequality Index (GII)
Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development. Girls and women have made major strides since 1990, but they have not yet gained gender equity. The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education, political representation, labour market, etc — with negative repercussions for development of their capabilities and their freedom of choice.
- UNICEF: Gender Equality
UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF aims, through its country programmes, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities.
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - Gender Statistics
Gender statistics is an area that cuts across traditional fields of statistics to identify, produce and disseminate statistics that reflect the realities of the lives of women and men, and policy issues relating to gender. Statistics on the situation of women and men are needed to describe the role of women and men in the society, economy and family, formulate and monitor policies and plans, monitor changes, and inform the public.
- World Bank Gender Equality Data and Statistics
Gender gaps exist in earnings, types of jobs, sectors of work, farmer productivity, and entrepreneurs’ firm sizes and profits, among other dimensions.