In the 2016 Barometer, the Alliance reviews the 23 empirical indicators that have been used to measure progress in achieving gender equality in the region through the SADC Gender and Development Index, and suggests many more indicators that can be added to this basket from the 56 gender indicators in the SDGs, as part of strengthening the Action and Results Agenda 2030. The next fifteen years beckon us to probe deeper, to ask why progress is so slow, and to go beyond superficial solutions. For this reason, the 2016 Barometer features the first ever Southern Africa Gender Attitude Survey that reminds us that even as we tick the boxes on policies, laws and budgets, long term and lasting change depends on changes in gender attitudes that surreptitiously but systematically undermine the gains we are making.
Download the preface, executive summary and Attitudes Survey report.
You can also download the executive summary in French and Portuguese.