Participate from 9am (GMT+1) on 27/01 until 5pm on 14/02!
The objective of this online discussion is to focus on data gaps on gender equality, which can contribute to the 58th Commission for the Status of Women’s (CSW) review of the MDGs. Given the growing advocacy momentum for a stand-alone gender equality goal and targets in the post-2015 agenda, it is important to stocktake progress made since 2000 on improving the quality, coverage and approaches to data, which can assist in the elaboration of priorities for the statistical infrastructure for gender equality moving forward. Initiatives spearheaded at the international level (e.g. the UN Women/UNSD 52 minimum set of indicators, EDGE initiative, Data 2X), regional organisations (e.g. ECLAC, EU-LAC, EIGE), and national statistical offices point to the importance of coordinated action and knowledge-sharing for advancing the gender agenda at all levels: sub-national, national and international.
The Wikigender online discussion will look at where are the data gaps, map pioneering initiatives that generate new data (including use of big data), share knowledge on new methodological approaches to address complex areas (e.g. unpaid care, time use, social norms), progress on gender statistics since 2000, as well as national capacities to collect data. It aims to bring together leading institutes working on gender statistics to share and discuss their initiatives, results and proposals for improving gender statistics amongst a technical community of practice.
Over three weeks (27 Jan – 14 Feb), the discussion will be organised around three themes, with 1 theme per week. See the questions asked here:
Cross-cutting themes during the online discussion will include: new areas of research (e.g. social norms, time use, unpaid care), the “data revolution” and gender statistics; lessons learnt since 2000; and proposals for targets for the post-2015 development agenda.
The online discussion will be in English, Spanish and French (the outcome document will be produced in English only).
Read the highlights of the discussion for each week!
We look forward to your participation! We strongly encourage you to disseminate news about the online discussion via your networks and on Twitter using #gender and #datagaps and the following link to this page: http://bit.ly/1dnPEkI
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