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Challenges faced by countries in producing and utilizing gender data

26 August 2020|Event

This is a side-event of Nineteenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC.   Organized by Division for Gender Affairs of ECLAC.


Estadísticas de género
Estadísticas de género

This workshop is the third and last in a series of webinars that collectively seek to enhance the capacities of Caribbean countries to produce data to inform effective public policy for gender equality, to ensure no women and girls are left behind. This webinar seeks to discuss the various challenges countries face when producing and using gender data, as well as opening up a discussion on possible solutions and measures that could be used to tackle such issues. The webinar will include presentations by representatives of the National Administrative Department of Statistics from Colombia, the Central Statistics Office of Grenada, and the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations of Saint Lucia, with concluding remarks from ECLAC. The presentations will explore these challenges through both the perspectives of producers and users, allowing for a comprehensive overview of the different barriers that need to be addressed in order to overcome gender data gaps and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs in the Caribbean.

Challenges for integrating a gender perspective in statistical production
- Juan Daniel Oviedo, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia

Grenada’s experience
- Halim Brizan, Director, Central Statistics Office, Grenada

Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Eric Swanson, Director of Research Open Data Watch

Gender statistics from the users’ perspective
- Janey Joseph, Director, Gender Relations, Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, Saint Lucia

Conclusions and next steps in improving gender statistics
- ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and ECLAC Subregional Office for the Caribbean