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Survey on Gender Equality at Home

Facebook’s Survey on Gender Equality at Home generates a global snapshot of women and men’s access to resources, their time spent on unpaid care work, and their attitudes about equality to provide reliable, accurate, and timely information to support progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Number of survey respondents around the world, by region and gender

Features

Comprehensive Report

Insights from this survey have been consolidated into a comprehensive report which you can access here. Some insights are novel; others reaffirm conventional wisdom about gender equality.

Global Reach

The Survey on Gender Equality at Home is conducted synchronously in 208  countries, territories, and islands, spanning every region in the world. People are surveyed through the Facebook platform, and the data serves as a global snapshot to complement conventional inputs to help researchers, NGOs, global development institutions, and gender equality advocates track trends in gender equality and UN Sustainable Development Goals progress over time. 

Gender Data

The survey data is disaggregated for men and women, allowing insights into gender differences. It measures attitudes and beliefs about gender equality, participation in unpaid care and domestic work, resource allocation, and COVID-19’s impact on everyday lives. This gender data is shared with policymakers, researchers and practitioners working to accelerate progress on gender equality and the SDGs.  

Experiences and Perceptions

By asking individuals about both their experiences and their perceptions, this survey generates insights into people’s lives at home as well as how they view the world around them.   

Rapid Insights into COVID-19

This inaugural survey generated data on individuals’ experiences of COVID-19, at a time when conventional data collection techniques were constrained due to mobility restrictions and public health concerns. The survey provides insights into how people’s lives are currently impacted, without endangering either survey participants or the interviewer.  

This survey illustrates the important role that data generated through online platforms can play to provide additional insights, and to supplement existing data collection methods—particularly in situations where in-person collection may not be feasible.”

Ladysmith Collective

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Case Studies

Access to Survey Data

Regional-level statistics for the Survey on Gender Equality at Home can be downloaded on HDX by clicking below. To access the full report and regional briefs, click here. If you're interested in becoming a Survey on Gender Equality research partner and accessing country level data, please email gendersurvey@fb.com.

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