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The Gender & Development Network (GADN), of which Trócaire is a member, strongly supports the inclusion of targets associated with ‘women's participation and leadership in decision-making’ in the post-2015 development agenda (the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs). Of particular relevance is target 5.5, which concerns women’s equal and meaningful participation at all levels of decision-making.
This paper explains why the indicators for this target should measure not only the number of women represented (quantitatively), but also the extent to which women can be actively involved in and influence decision-making processes at all levels through their participation (qualitatively).
GADN recommends that the SDG global indicators include two indicators to achieve this:
As the paper explains, these proposed indicators address a number of limitations inherent in the current set of indicators published by the UN statistical Division.
Download Gender Development Network Sdgs.pdf