Existence of laws and policies that ensure parity and women’s access to power.


Existence in the country of policies that explicitly ensure parity and women’s access to power.


This indicator is based on indicator 51.3 of the Operational Guide.

The data can be strengthened through the national mechanisms for the advancement of women.

The content of this indicator is aligned with SDG target 5.c (“Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels”) and Based on indicator 51.3 of the Operational guide (“Number of standards that ensure gender parity and women’s access to power”). It also has its correlates in Chapter E of the Santo Domingo Consensus – http://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/40450/1/Consenso_Santo_Domingo_es.pdf; the Brasilia Consensushttp://www.cepal.org/mujer/noticias/paginas/5/40235/ConsensoBrasilia_ESP.pdf; the Quito Consensus http://www.cepal.org/publicaciones/xml/9/29489/dsc1e.pdf, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw25years/content/spanish/Convention-CEDAW-English.pdf among other international and regional instruments.

The concept of gender parity can be consulted at:

  • https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/mod/glossary/view.php?id=150&mode=letter&hook=P&sortkey=&sortorder=asc.
Priority Measures
E. Gender equality