Women7 recommendation implemented – G7 establishes annual monitoring of gender equality indicators

28 June 2022 |

Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life. With the establishment of an annual monitoring mechanism to monitor and report on the progress of gender equality, the G7 finally emphasized its aim in achieving a more gender-just and equal world. The so-called G7 Dashboard on Gender Gaps covers twelve key indicators across a range of policy areas that are relevant to the progression of gender equality. It will be updated annually by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in order to identify progress and required action continuously and transparently.

„To achieve this goal [of gender equality], the G7 agreed on a new monitoring mechanism at the Summit in Elmau and established a G7 Dashboard on Gender Gaps.“

With the dashboard, the G7 is implementing a recommendation of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council and Women7. It provides an important new tool to support the G7’s commitment to achieving gender equality and to continuously monitor progress.

For Women7 it is clear that the establishment of an annual monitoring mechanism was an important step on the way to an accountable G7 and reflected one of W7’s key recommendation from the W7 Communiqué adopted in April.  At the same time, the dashboard misses to employ an intersectional approach in the data collection of its reports. In order to be able to track progress in a diverse society, however, the different perspectives and experiences must be reflected in the dashboard’s indicators. The establishment of the G7 Gender Dashboard can therefore only be a beginning for collaboration with feminist civil society.

To get a look into the dashboards of 2022, visit the G7 Germany website.

Examples from the Dashboard 2022 Germany:

Education: Share of women among all tertiary graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Employement and Social Secruity: Gender gap in pension income (difference men – women, relative to men), 2020 or latest
Leadership: Share of women in board seats of the largest publicly listed companies