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Gender Inequality Index (GII)


United Nations

Subject Keywords: Gender discrimination
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Type: Website
Region: International (other)

The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education and the labour market — with negative repercussions for their freedoms. The GII introduces a new measure of these inequalities built on the same framework as the HDI and the IHDI — to better expose differences in the distribution of achievements between women and men.



Rights: © The United Nations Children’s Fund,
Suggested citation:

United Nations. (2011) Gender Inequality Index (GII) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 24th August 2019].


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