The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on Mainstreaming Gender in Official Statistics: Practical Insights, was held virtually on 7 June 2022, 11:00-12:15 (UTC+7).
About the session
This Stats Café attempted to bring experiences from across the region on practical approaches to mainstreaming gender in official statistics. The Stats Café also launched the eLearning course on “Using Gender Data for Analysis, Communications and Policy-making in the context of SDG monitoring and beyond” developed by ESCAP, UN Women and SIAP.
Gender equality has been increasingly recognized as essential to the process of sustainable development and for the effectiveness of national development policies and plans. Gender statistics and indicators are important tools to promote gender equality and implement a gender mainstreaming approach. The demand for gender statistics has increased over the years owing to international conventions and development goals at various levels. While the Sustainable Development Goals have a stand-alone goal to promote gender equality (Goal 5), gender has also been integrated across several of the other goals and targets to ensure effective outcomes for women and men in various aspects of development. Using data and statistics to adequately reflect differences and inequalities in the situation of women and men in all areas of life requires a strategy of mainstreaming gender in all stages of data planning, production, use and analysis.
Agenda for this session
- Welcome remarks: Rachael Beaven, Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
- Mainstreaming gender in official statistics: from concepts to practical approaches: Sara Duerto Valero, Regional Advisor on Gender Statistics, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
- Mainstreaming gender in the Philippines Statistical System: Wilma A. Guillen, Assistant National Statistician, Head of the Social Sector Statistics Service, Sectoral Statistics Office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
- Identifying and analyzing gender dimensions of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics using death registration data in Fiji: Meli Nadakuca, Statistician, Vital Statistics, Demography & GIS Unit, Fiji Bureau of Statistics
- Mainstreaming gender in statistical training:
- Sinovia Moonie, Statistician/ Lecturer, Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP)
- Christophe Bontemps, Statistician/ Lecturer, Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP)
- Moderator: Sharita Serrao, Statistician, Statistics Division, ESCAP