This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from United States statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from American statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other American-specific metadata information.
This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.
Indicator 5.1.1: Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non‑discrimination on the basis of sex
Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
|International organisations(s) responsible for global monitoring||
UN Women, World Bank Group, OECD Development Centre
There are other legal SDGs indicators:
• Indicator 5.a.2, ‘Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control’; and
• Indicator 5.6.2, ‘Number of countries with laws and regulations that guarantee full and equal access to women and men aged 15 years and older to sexual and reproductive health care, information and education’.
To avoid duplication, indicator 5.1.1 does not cover areas of law that are addressed under indicators 5.a.2 and 5.6.2. Indicator 5.1.1 complements these other indicators.
Legal frameworks that advance gender equality generally relate to all of Goal 5 as well as other Goals since gender equality is central to the achievement of all SDGs. See UN Women and UN Statistics Division’s annual Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot which each year uses latest available data to demonstrate how gender equality, including progress on Target 5.1, is fundamental to achievement of all 17 Goals.