This Advocacy Brief aims to lay the foundation for and stimulate further work by local CSOs, relevant government departments, statisticians, researchers, gender advocates and the international community on operationalizing the SGDs in Pakistan through effective indicators.
Focused on the pivotal area of establishing e ective indicators for actions that enable rigorous monitoring of progress on the new agenda in Pakistan, This Brief is a process document. It has been developed by Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre in the light of, and as a means of contributing to on-going e orts to take forward the new Agenda from a gender perspective. The Brief is the result of successful collaboration between Shirkat Gah, the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWomen).
Based on Shirkat Gah’s extensive review of critical documents related to gender indicators, the Brief encapsulates the discussions of the various meetings and working groups held in Pakistan around developing national SDG indicators from a gender perspective. Discussions involved a broad spectrum of civil society organizations, individual experts, federal and provincial government departments as well as UN agencies. Shirkat Gah will welcome further collaboration in overcoming shortcomings, language issues and the challenges of formulating e ective indicators.