The index presented in this report is the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of gender equality across 129 countries (covering 95% of the world’s girls and women), 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and 51 targets linked to issues inherent in the SDGs.
The overall index score and individual goal scores are based on a scale of 0–100. A score of 100 reflects the achievement of gender equality in relation to the underlying indicators. When looking the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the report concluded several interesting findings: for instance, the region scores particularly well on measures of access to basic services, energy, and infrastructure, with all countries at or nearly at full electricity coverage, except for Yemen. Unfortunately, though, MENA falls behind the world on a wide set of indicators related to women’s legal rights, including land ownership, workplace equality, and the extent to which there are legal grounds for abortion.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.