The Barometer comprises 15 country one regional publication that has tracked progress in achieving the targets of the SADC Gender Protocol since 2009. The Southern Africa Gender and Development Index (SGDI) introduced in 2011 is based on empirical data for 23 indicators. This is complemented by the Citizen Score which gives ordinary citizens an opportunity to hold their governments to account. Case studies of the SADC Gender Protocol @ Work provide qualitative insights on how the SADC Gender Protocol is used as a tool to promote gender equality. With SADC Heads of States expected to adopt a Post-2015 Protocol in August 2016, the Alliance will update and strengthen research tools used in the Barometer.

CLR-barometerIn 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. You can buy individual chapters of the 2016 Barometer for R100 per chapter.

Ch 1: Constitutional and legal rights
Ch 2: Gender and governance
Ch 3: Education and training
Ch 4: Economic justice
Ch 5: Gender based violence
Ch 6: Health
Ch 7: HIV and AIDS
Ch 8: Peace building and conflict resolution
Ch 9: Media, information and communication
Ch 10: Gender, climate change and sustainable development
Ch 11: Implementation

Regional Barometers

2016 2015 2014 2013
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2012 2011 2010 2009
2012 2011 2010 2009

2015 Country Barometers

Botswana Lesotho Madagascar Malawi
 botswana  lesotho  madagascar  malawi
Mozambique  Namibia  South Africa   Zimbabwe 
 mozambique  namibia  southafrica  zimbabwe

2013 Country Barometers

Botswana             Lesotho             Malawi             Mauritius
 08611_resized_barobotscover  08723_resized_barolesothocover malawi2013  mauritius
South Africa             Swaziland             Zambia Zimbabwe
 sa 08724_resized_baroswazicover  zambiba  zim


Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mauritius
06498_resized_baro-lesotho 06497_resized_baro-mada 05947_resized_malawicover 05964_resized_mauritiuscover
Mozambique Namibia Swaziland Zambia
06500_resized_baromozcover 06261_resized_barometernamibiacover 06297_resized_baroswazicover 06099_resized_zambiabarometer-cover


Botswana DRC Madagascar  Malawi
 03733_resized_barometer-botswana2010  04127_resized_barometerdrc2010  04128_resized_barometermadagascar2010  03829_resized_barometermalawi2010