The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health, development and Governance, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed. The data cover OECD member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.







Gender articles: Explore the data

See below a selection of recent articles on gender, click here to access the full list

What big data can tell us about women on boards
The OECD Analytical Database on Individual Multinationals and their Affiliates (ADIMA) shows that women are under-represented in boardrooms across all industries and though there are signs of improvement, a glass ceiling continues to exist even within the Boardroom hierarchy. 

Addressing femicide in the context of rampant violence against women in Latin America
Violence against women (VAW) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) constitutes a pervasive issue, which culminates into high rates of femicides – or feminicides.

How can more women have the right skills to successfully start a business?
Women in OECD countries are about 50% less likely than men to be involved in launching or running a new business. Women-operated businesses are also less likely to create jobs for others. 

Wide gap in pension benefits between men and women
Data shows that across European OECD countries, pension payments to women aged 65 and over were 25% lower, on average, than for men. Differences are above 40% in Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, while in Denmark, Estonia and the Slovak Republic the pension gap is lower than 10%. 

Aid to gender equality
In 2018, another crisis struck the aid system exposing a pattern of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH). That same year, 205 allegations of SEAH involving UN Staff were reported and 123 allegations involving implementing partners.