[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] The OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index

Laxman Belbase l.belbase at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 01:03:56 EDT 2009

Hi Silvana,

Yeap, I too was amazed to see the outcome from the database and hence the
index; and that was the reason why I posted this information in these
groups. I want more and more feedback on the same from other members in
these groups as well. I would propose to discuss on the index and provide a
collective feedback to OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database
team so that they come up with some real numbers which are more valid and
acceptable to others.

Lets discuss on this if we want reality to come up.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Silvana Peiretti <
silvanapeiretti at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello! I m pretty amazed by the performance of my country, Argentina, in
> that index. Gender violence and inequality here are huge! Just a couple of
> numbers (none of this are oficial numbers, because goverment doesn't study
> this issues, the numbers are taken form no-governmental associations): one
> women is killed every two days by her husband, ex husband, boyfriend or
> ex-boyfriend (this estimation is taken from local and national news, so the
> real number is probably underestimated). Sexual abuse is huge too, but good
> statistics are not availabe, mostly because victims of sexual abuse are
> rarely helped by the goverment, the police,the justice, etc so most of the
> cases are not reported. More than 500 women are lost in hands of the "redes
> de trata" (sorry, I dont know how to translate that)for prostitution. More
> than 400 women die in a year because of bad practices in clandestine
> abortion (here to abort is not allowed by the laws) or not planned and not
> medical-controlled pregnacy. The list goes and goes... I wish I could wright
> better in english...
> Best wishes
> Silvana G. Peiretti
> -Laboratorio de Sistemática y Evolución
> Puerto Madryn-Chubut
> Patagonia Argentina 0054-02965-451024
> -Grupo de Investigación en Filogenias Moleculares y Filogeografía
> EGE-FCEyN-UBA Ciudad Universitaria
> Buenos Aires 0054-011-4576-3300 int. 218/219
> ------------------------------
> To: WorkingWithBoysandMen at yahoogroups.com;
> menagainstviolence at yahoogroups.com; 16days at cwgl.rutgers.edu
> From: l.belbase at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:29:36 +0545
> Subject: [16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] The OECD Social
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>  *FYI**Best,
> Laxman**
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> *
> The OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index
> The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure
> of gender equality, based on the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development
> Database. It complements and improves existing measures in several ways.
> While conventional indicators of gender equality capture inequality
> outcomes, the SIGI focuses on the root casus behind these inequalities.
> The SIGI introduces 12 innovative indicators on social institutions, which
> are grouped into 5 categories: Family Code, Physical Integrity, Son
> Preference, Civil Liberties and Ownership Rights. Each of the SIGI
> indicators is coded between 0, meaning no or very low inequality, and 1,
> indicating very high inequality. To watch the Slidecast for an overview of
> the SIGI, please click
> http://www.slideshare.net/OECD_Development_Centre/sidi-2009
> **
> *Results 2009*
> The SIGI shows that many of the world’s worst performers are situated in
> the belt that stretches from Mali to Pakistan. In most parts of sub-Saharan
> Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa region, women face
> high discrimination in social institutions. In last place of the SIGI
> ranking we find Sudan, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Relatively low
> inequality can be observed in Latin America and Europe and Central Asia –
> the top countries here are Paraguay, Croatia and Kazakhstan. Both high and
> low performers can be found in the East Asia and Pacific region.
> *SIGI Top 5*
> 1 - Paraguay
> 2 - Croatia
> 3 - Kazakhstan
> 4 - Argentina
> 5 - Costa Rica
> *SIGI Bottom 5*
> 98 - Yemen
> 99- Mali
> 100 - Sierra Leone
> 101 - Afghanistan
> 102 - Sudan
> For an overview of SIGI results and findings, please find the attached
> file.
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