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Gender Indicators

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L. Aguilar
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Gender equity indicators measure conditions or situations that affect men and women differently; signal changes in power relations between women and men over time; determine access, use and control of resources and distribution of costs and benefits; and point out changes in living conditions and in the roles of women and men over time. This short fact-sheet provides examples of indicators in the areas of:? Agriculture and biodiversity e.g. changes in women's and men's ownership of agricultural lands;? Climate change e.g. numbers of women and female-headed households receiving training and assistance related to disasters, such as the number of women who know how to swim;? Energy e.g. number/percentage of women and men involved in energy policy dialogue;? Forestry e.g. female ownership or co-ownership of equipment and tools for production, processing, commercialisation and other services associated with natural resources;? Urban, e.g. numbers of households headed by men, women, or couples connected to sewer systems and potable water systems;? Fisheries and Aquaculture in Coastal Zones e.g. number and type of formal tourism sector jobs held by women; not just housecleaning and food preparation.