The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with Statistics Finland, is organizing the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and guidance from the Interagency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS). Our colleague, Ligia Nobrega, gender expert and Project Manager for EIGE's Gender Statistics Database will present the Database during the Forum.
Topics to be covered
In line with recommendations from previous Global Forums and other relevant meetings, and to address the increased demand for gender statistics that will result from the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Development Agenda, the 2016 Global Forum on Gender Statistics will focus on data and statistical methods for the follow up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators framework, from a gender perspective.
In particular, the 2016 Global Forum will serve as a platform to take stock of innovative approaches, methods and initiatives to produce, analyse and use data to measure and monitor gender equality and women’s empowerment in the following areas of concern:
- women’s economic empowerment (indicators for SDGs 1, 5, 8);
- violence against women (indicators for SDGs 5, 11, 16);
- time use statistics and unpaid work (indicators for SDG 5);
- women’s political participation (indicators for SDG 5);
- women’s health (indicators for SDG 3, 5).
Each of the areas of concern/sessions listed above will be organized with: presentations on national experiences and best practices in producing gender statistics (mostly from National Statistical Offices-NSOs); presentations on how gender data are used (from data users, including policy makers); and presentations on innovative approaches/initiatives on how to improve gender statistics in terms of availability, quality, timeliness and use of data (from key stakeholders including regional and international organizations and researchers). Furthermore, presentations will cover/focus on one or more of the following themes:
- gender data gaps or availability of data, according to the indicators tier system proposed by the international statistical community, and issues of international comparability;
- data challenges and countries’ statistical capacities including in mainstreaming gender into national statistical systems and in improving coordination, availability and use of gender statistics;
- best practices for gender analysis;
- experiences in using different data sources, including administrative and geospatial information systems, and in integrating multiple sources for a more comprehensive and multivariate assessment of the situation of women compared to men;
- the use of data for monitoring the effectiveness/impact of gender equality and women’s empowerment policies and programmes;
- progress towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment
Finally, in line with the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the Forum will take stock of available tools for further data disaggregation for gender relevant SDG indicators to ensure that all women and girls, including the most vulnerable, are accounted for (disaggregation by income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status and disability among other relevant characteristics).
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