According to the Global Gender Gap Index, Pakistan ranks the second-lowest in the world for gender equality. The UN Sustainable Development Goal for Gender Equality by 2030 requires urgent action to eliminate the many root causes of discrimination that still curtail women’s rights in private and public spheres. These include education policies and systems that do not include enough women, as well as structural disadvantages faced by them when seeking employment. They also include skewed decision-making dynamics in homes, where women may not be major decision-makers.
The above dashboard addresses the prevailing gender inequality issue in Pakistan by measuring women's education and employment levels. The first set of visualisations on the storyboard shows women's education relative to men using three primary indicators: Adjusted Net Enrolment Rates, Children Out of School, and Adolescents out of School. The second section of the report investigates the percentage of women in each grade of federal government employment, measured across time. Lastly, women's decision making power and right to participation is measured at three levels, looking at decisions related to women’s healthcare, visits to relatives, and household purchases.