Seeking legal and gender specialists for global research project on gender equality

Share Your Expertise: The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2018, a programme of the OECD Development Centre is seeking legal and gender specialists to participate in its pro bono and global research project on gender equality. 

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is an OECD Development Centre tool which measures discrimination against women and girls in social institutions. Discriminatory social institutions (formal and informal laws, social norms, and practices) intersect across all stages of girls’ and women’s life, restricting their access to justice, rights and empowerment opportunities and undermining their agency and decision-making authority over their life choices. Through its country profiles, country classifications and unique database, the SIGI provides a strong evidence base to more effectively address the discriminatory social institutions that hold back progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

To ensure the validity of the updated legal data included in the SIGI 2018, the OECD Development Centre relies on pro bono contributions from lawyers, judges, academics, and civil society organizations across the globe. 

 Who can become a legal expert during the updating process of the SIGI 2018? 

  •   Lawyers with an expertise on property law, family law, workplace discrimination and/or violence against women
  •   Judges with an expertise on property law, family law, workplace discrimination and/or violence against women
  •   Academics specialised in women’s rights  
  •   Representatives from civil society organisations working on improving gender equality 

Legal  experts to the OECD Development Centre will ensure that our data remains robust and of high quality and helps improve gender equality worldwide. The data collected will inform research and policy discussions on laws and regulations affecting gender equality and women’s rights. Becoming a legal expert requires a limited time commitment of checking legal data in surveys on key areas of family law, property law, workplace discrimination and violence against women in national legislation. National experts will be listed on the official SIGI website

Join our global network of experts by contacting Ms. Lucia Gruet, in charge of the SIGI validation process at: mentioning your profession and country of expertise. Please note that this is a pro-bono (non-remunerated) assignment. 




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Date posted

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute