Stats Brief, August 2015 (Issue no. 11): Strengthening gender statistics and indicators in Asia and the Pacific: a key foundation for the sustainable development agenda beyond 2015

Stats Brief, August 2015 (Issue no. 11): Strengthening gender statistics and indicators in Asia and the Pacific: a key foundation for the sustainable development agenda beyond 2015

Stats Brief
Stats Brief
Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

This Stats Brief outlines the need to enhance commitments and investments to strengthen gender statistics and indicators in the Asia-Pacific region in order to facilitate monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and other national, regional and global commitments towards achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Member States recently adopted gender indicator sets at the global and regional levels, which can serve as a starting point and an impetus for action to renew and strengthen efforts at the national and regional levels to speed up the improvement of gender-sensitive data. The Brief highlights existing challenges in the region in producing the core sets and gender-sensitive statistics, as well as key actions that governments can take to integrate a gender perspective in the production, dissemination and use of statistics in order to build a critical foundation for monitoring the relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals with the principle of “leaving no one behind”.

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