Illustrated with portraits and maps, the Atlas of Gender and Development offers readers a special perception into the influence of social associations − traditions, social norms and cultural practices − on gender equality in 124 non-OECD countries.
Gender inequality holds again not only girls however the monetary and social improvement of whole societies. Overcoming discrimination is necessary within the struggle opposed to poverty in constructing nations and for the success of the Millennium improvement objectives. Tackling those inequalities isn't really effortless: in lots of nations, discrimination opposed to ladies is deeply rooted in social associations akin to the relations and the legislations. those long-lasting codes of behavior, norms, traditions, and casual and formal legislation ascertain gender results in schooling, wellbeing and fitness, political illustration and labour markets.
The Atlas of Gender and Development is an critical software for improvement practitioners, coverage makers, lecturers and the broader public. It presents distinctive kingdom notes, maps and portraits describing the location of ladies in 124 constructing and transition nations utilizing a brand new composite degree of gender inequality - the Social associations and Gender Index (SIGI) - constructed via the OECD improvement Centre.
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