Measuring Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment in Africa
The present report presents the status of gender equality in the 15 African countries that were part of Phase 3 and Phase 4 of AGDI, highlighting the disparities between men and women in the areas covered by the index. It is based mainly on the findings of the national reports prepared by the 15 countries as part of AGDI. These were supplemented by additional data and information from international databases to ensure that a consistent dataset was used in the analysis, together with other national and international sources and journal articles. The publications prepared under the aegis of United Nations Treaty Bodies, in particular the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Human Rights Council, were also used to provide supplementary information for the analysis.