Center of Excellence on Gender Statistics
The Global Centre of Excellence on Gender Statistics (CEGS) is a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation on gender statistics. Based in Mexico, the CEGS contributes to the strategic efforts of UN Women and INEGI to strengthen data production and use in key emerging issues related to gender equality. Through its work, the CEGS aims to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the main international commitments on women’s rights and gender equality including CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action, and the 2030 Agenda.
The CEGS focuses on three thematic areas:
Measuring different forms of violence against women and girls
Measurement of unpaid care and domestic work; and
Gender and geospatial analysis, including vital statistics.
The CEGS approach is as follows
Collaboration and access to technical expertise.
Creation of multidisciplinary networks, knowledge generation, diffusion and sharing
Develop an innovation lab and emerging areas of gender statistics.
The CEGS is guided by an Executive Board, composed of representatives from both UN Women and INEGI, and a Technical Advisory Board composed of ECLAC, OECD, UNSD and the World Bank.
In September 2018, the CEGS was officially launched at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, in partnership with INEGI and UN Women
The launch was followed by the first Global Conference on Gender Equality and the Measurement of Unpaid Care and Domestic Work, which was attended by over 100 people and was headlined by leading researchers and time use and unpaid care work experts.
In August 2019, the CEGS led, in partnership with INEGI and UN Women’s Research and Data Section, a global side event on “Gender and Geospatial Research and Analysis” at the ninth session of the UN Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management in New York.