Human Rights

Global statistics- UNDP 2009 Gender Empowerment Index & Gender Development Index

The Gender Empowerment Measure ( ) (GEM) is a composite indicator that captures gender inequality in three key areas: the extent of women's political participation and decision-making, economic participation and decision making-power and the power exerted by women over economic resources.

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The Gender Related Development Index ( ) (GDI) is a composite index that measures human development in the same dimensions as the HDI while adjusting for gender inequality in those basic dimensions. Its coverage is limited to 155 countries and areas for which the HDI rank was recalculated. For a measure of gender inequality, one should refer to the difference between the HDI rank and the GDI rank presented in in the same table.

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When: 7/2/2014

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