Gender (Violence Against Women) Indicators (2013)

United Nations Statistical Commission

Summary: In June 2013, the United Nations Statistical Commission agreed to the development of new gender indicators, as a guide for national and international data compilation. They include a new set of nine ground-breaking indicators specifically designed to measure violence against women in all its aspects, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence as well as a separate minimum set of 52 gender indicators developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics. The minimum set covers economic structures, participation in productive activities and access to resources, education, health and related services, public life and decision-making, and human rights of women and girls — all of which were highlighted in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. For further information, see the news release from UN Women here.