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Dashboard 3. Women’s empowerment

Women’s empowerment dashboard contains 14 woman-specific empowerment indicators that allow empowerment to be compared across three dimensions: reproductive health and family planning, violence against girls and women, and socioeconomic empowerment.

The three indicators on reproductive health and family planning are coverage of at least four antenatal care visits, contraceptive prevalence (any method) and unmet need for family planning.

The four indicators on violence against girls and women are women aged 20-24 who were married by age 18, prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among girls and women, violence against women ever experienced from an intimate partner and female victim of intentional homicide perpetrated by intimate partners or family members.

The seven indicators on socioeconomic empowerment are female internet users, female who own a mobile telephone, female share of seats in ministerial level positions, female share of seats in local government, female share of employment in senior and middle management, women with account at financial institution or with mobile money-service provider, and mandatory paid maternity leave.

Most countries have at least one indicator in each tercile, which implies that women’s empowerment is unequal across indicators and across countries.