Gender Social Norms Index(GSNI)

News:The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) has released the Gender Social Norms Index(GSNI).


About the index:

  • The index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work and education.
  • It contains data from 75 countries covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.

Key takeaways from the index:

  • Only 24% of parliamentary seats worldwide are held by women and there are only 10 female heads of government out of a possible 193. About 50% of the world’s men and women feel that men make better political leaders.

Additional information:

About UNDP:

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network established in 1965.It is headquartered in New York,US.
  • The various reports published by UNDP are a) Gender inequality index b) Human Development Index(HDI) among others.