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View the detailed data reports from the SGDI (SADC Gender and Development Index).
Knowledge of the Protocol
SADC Gender and Rights
The Citizen Score Card (CSC) gives ordinary men and women the opportunity to hold their government accountable. It also ensures that women and men engage critically with the provisions of the Protocol. It comprises 40 key provisions of the Protocol. Women and men score their governments on a scale of one to ten. This is converted to a percentage.
The Alliance administers the Gender Progress Score (GPS) which measures the level of gender attitudes in the SADC region across all sexes. The GPS developed by Gender Links, which coordinates the Alliance, includes a standard set of questions to gauge gender attitudes. In 2016 GL added questions on contentious areas such as polygamy; choice of termination of pregnancy; sex work and sexual orientation. The 25 questions are scored on a scale of one equals least progressive to four equals most progressive to give an overall score of 100.
The SADC Gender Protocol Quiz aims to assess the level of Protocol knowledge amongst SADC citizens. The quiz is administered to an enumerated sample of citizens and data is analysed through Google data studio linked to Survey Gizmo. Gender Links coordinated the data analysis while SADC Gender Protocol members administer the quiz.
The Gender and Rights Score Card (GRS) is an assessment of Constitution and Legal Rights in relation to gender equality in each of the SADC countries. The Scorecard assesses a country’s performance on Constitutional rights, special measures, domestic legislation, equality in accessing justice, marriage and family rights, persons with disabilities, widows and widowers’ rights, the girl and the boy child. These are Articles 4 to 11 of the SADC Gender Protocol.
Gender Responsive Assessment (GRA) Survey of the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance
This is a peer review tool that forms part of the SADC Gender and Development Index of the SADC Gender Barometer. As there is no empirical way of assessing the gender responsiveness of Constitutions and Laws, crucial for the attainment of women’s rights, we use a peer review score card instead. Representatives of organisations such as the Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Gender/Women; Law Society; Women’s Lawyers association; Women’s Parliamentary caucus; Academia – Law faculty; Gender Commission if applicable; National Alliance focal network; NGOs – women’s rights focused; Judiciary – magistrates/judges debate progress and record an agreed score. In 2019, the score card is going online so that we can create a dynamic data base of all the scores and track progress over time. We are also looking for qualitative evidence of change. Each score has a space to record a comment on why you have awarded that score. After each significant block, there are pertinent questions on whether political discourse on rights topics such as safe abortion, sexual diversity, sex work, teenage pregnancy, Comprehensive Sexual Education and many more are changing. Reviewers are invited to share examples of political pronouncements backed by evidence in the form of speeches, social media posts, media interviews, photos and others.
There are seven sections to the questionnaire based on Articles 5 to 11 of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Each can be accessed separately. We suggest you divide into sub-groups based on specialisation. Each participant should fill out the GL contacts form here. One person in each of the groups should fill out the questionnaire as you go along. You can view the full questionnaire in your section before starting. You will be able to go in and out of the survey if you do not finish in one sitting as follows
SAVE AND CONTINUE FUNCTIONALITY
After completing page 1 (so when on page 2) on the top, you will see a “Save and Continue later” band.If you want to go check something and return later, you can click on this and enter your email address twice. Once you have entered your email address twice, whatever you have entered in the application form so far will be saved and you will receive an email with a link to continue. Kindly note that the email may be sent to your Junk mail box depending on your security settings. You can then click on the link and continue where you left off. Make sure you save and continue later each time you are leaving the form.