The United Kingdom Government’s strategic vision Gender equality at every stage: A roadmap for change sets out its ambition for gender equality.
The Gender Equality Monitor (GEM) brings together a suite of indicators in a single place to monitor gender equality across five key areas:
- Economic participation and progression
- Attitudes and leadership
- Education and skills
- Crime and justice
- Health and wellbeing
Much of this is already measured, but bringing them together in this way allows users to understand the gendered nature of these issues and allows us to monitor progress.
Many of the indicators align with other domestic and international frameworks, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission’s measurement framework for equality and human rights. The GEM goes further than these frameworks in the number and breadth of measures included to enable a deeper understanding of gender equality in the UK.