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Asia-Pacific collaborates on designing a training curriculum on Gender Statistics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The second meeting of the Subgroup on Gender Statistics Training (SGGST), a subsidiary organ within the Network for the Coordination of Statistical Training in Asia and the Pacific, took place on 15-17 January 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was organized by UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in coordination with UN-SIAP. The members of the Subgroup, which include representatives from National Statistics Offices, National Statistical Training Institutes, Academia, the Media and Civil Society Organizations, provided insightful feedback for furthering the development of the curriculum. Members also committed to further support the finalization of the technical materials and pilot-test the curriculum in their respective countries.

Data producers, users and partners discuss how to navigate the politics of open data

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

On 15 July, UN Women hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on Navigating the politics of open data: Learning from Producers, Users and Partners, at the margins of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Regional workshop on communicating gender data builds bridge between data users and producers

Friday, June 14, 2019

On 11-13 June, about 30 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region came together for a workshop on 'Communicating gender data promoting better use and delivering impactful messages'. They included data producers from national statistical offices (NSOs) and data users from civil society, line ministries and the media. The workshop was a unique opportunity for building dialogue between users and producers of data so they can better understand each others needs and challenges, and together advocate for more and better gender data.

Papa Seck underscores the need for sex-disaggregated data at APEC workshop

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

On 7 May, Papa Seck, chief statistician of UN Women, delivered the keynote address at the workshop on ‘Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through Data´ in Valparaíso, Chile. The workshop, which took place on 7-8 May, was organized by APEC Chile 2019 and the Australian Government, in partnership with Australian Aid and RMIT University.

Global leaders on statistics share solutions to close gender data gaps and achieve the SDGs

Friday, March 8, 2019

On the margins of the 50th Session of the UN Statistical Commission, UN Women hosted a dinner event for partners of Making Every Woman and Girl Count (Women Count), UN Women’s global programme on gender statistics on the theme “Effecting a Radical Shift in Gender Statistics Development: What Roles Can Chief Statisticians Play?” Guests included chief statisticians and senior officials of countries where the Women Count programme is currently implemented as well as heads of statistics departments and officials of several UN and international agencies working to improve gender data in their respective fields.

UN Women holds Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of Making Every Woman and Girl Count

Monday, December 17, 2018

On 2 November 2018, UN Women convened the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee of the Flagship Programme Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC). The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, on the margins of the annual meeting of the OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET).

Gender data challenges to SDG monitoring: What have we learned?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Without quality gender data, there is no credible path for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for women and girls. At the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Tokyo, UN Women held a side event to share experiences and review lessons learned on improving data and evidence for gender equality, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. The panelists included: - Papa Seck, UN Women - Diana Byanjeru, Uganda Bureau of Statistics - Henriette Jansen, UNFPA - Keiko Valente, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Kylie Fisk and Helen Suich, the Individual Deprivation Measure, International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)

Launch of Center of Excellence on Global Statistics

Friday, September 21, 2018

UN Women, INEGI and the Government of Mexico jointly launched the Global Center of Excellence on Gender Statistics (CEGS) on 10 September 2018, in Mexico City. A first-of-its kind initiative, the CEGS aims to strengthen gender statistics through collaboration, knowledge sharing, research and innovation. The Government of Mexico through its National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) has positioned itself as a global leader in the production and analysis of gender statistics,...

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