Since 2009, the OECD Development Centre has shed light on the structural and multiple barriers affecting women’s and girls’ lives in developing and developed countries through the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). The SIGI measures discrimination against women in social institutions across 180 countries. By taking into account laws, social norms, and practices, the SIGI captures the underlying drivers of gender inequality, with the aim of promoting gender-transformative policies that are built on data and evidence. The SIGI is also one of the official data sources for monitoring SDG indicator 5.1.1.
This webinar will provide insights on where Korea stands in terms of discriminatory social institutions and what are the most difficult constraints faced by women and girls; share good practices and concrete examples of how gender-transformative policies and programmes can challenge gender norms, promote women’s rights, enhance gender equality and accelerate social transformation, so that Korea can achieve its gender-related SDGs by 2030. As the Government of Korea provides valuable support for the upcoming 2023 SIGI Global Database and the Regional Report for Southeast Asia again, this will provide an opportunity to promote the Korea-supported OECD work to the Korean audience.