Over the past decade, the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) has consistently
shown that governments need to look at discriminatory laws, social norms and practices
to achieve gender equality and promote women’s empowerment. This 2019 regional report
provides an overview of the main outcomes of the SIGI in 12 Eurasian countries in
relation to women and the family, their physical integrity, access to productive and
financial resources and their civic rights, as well as the economic cost they represent.
Building on these outcomes, the report provides a set of tailored regional policy
recommendations to enhance Eurasia's governmental efforts to deliver their gender-equality
commitments through a three-pronged approach: legal reforms and transformative gender
policies, laws through community mobilisation and empowerment, and policy efficiency
through accountability and monitoring.