Globally, some progress on women’s rights has been achieved. In Russian Federation, the adolescent birth rate is 24 per 1000 population as of 2015, down from 26 per 1000 population in 2014. The proportion of women age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods in year stood at 72.4%.
However, work still needs to be done in Russian Federation to achieve gender equality. As of February 2019, there are only 15.8% of parliament seats held by women. Also, women and girls aged 15+ spend 18.4% of their time on unpaid care and domestic work compared to 8.1% spent by men.
In Russian Federation, only 43.9% of indicators needed to monitor the SDGs from a gender perspective are available, with gaps in key areas such as Violence Against Women and Women in Local Governments. In addition, many areas such as gender and poverty, women’s access to assets including land, physical and sexual harassment, and gender and the environment currently lack comparable methodologies for comprehensive and periodic monitoring. Addressing these gender data gaps is a prerequisite for understanding the situation of women and girls in Russian Federation and for achieving the gender-related SDGs commitments.