Measuring Changes in Gender Norms

© 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

A number of tools and indicators have been used to measure changes in gender norms in research on family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal health, among other health areas. Yet these tools and indicators have not been compiled and analyzed in order to identify the best metrics to use in health research.

The Evidence Project is reviewing a range of indicators that have been developed to measure gender norm changes, assessing their strengths and identifying gaps in existing metrics. To inform the efforts of the broader community working on gender-related programming, the project will convene an expert meeting to discuss and disseminate the synthesis findings.