Self-assessment, scoring and interpretation of parliament gender-sensitivity

In order to make gender-sensitivity a measurable concept, five areas defining specific aspects of parliaments’ gender-sensitivity have been identified through literature and further developed in line with experts' recommendations.

The five areas aim to address the complex and multifaceted nature of the concept of gender-sensitivity within parliaments. Each area is further divided into domains, sub-domains and distinct indicators, with relevant questions to assess the level of gender-sensitivity within a particular area or activity. The indicators and questions were selected because they allow the objective measurement of policies and interventions to enhance gender equality in a parliament’s work and outputs. 

Explore the description of the full set of indicators and the approach to scoring (pdf).