Background and Rationale
Halfway into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, which were set for attainment in 2030, the availability of gender data remains limited, despite recent improvements. Globally, only 48 per cent of the data needed to monitor SDG 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment is available. Gender data for other goals is even scarcer in many cases. The Pacific Roadmap on Gender Statistics, which was designed and validated by statisticians, policy makers and civil society across the region in 2019, provides a guiding framework to support Pacific National Statistical Systems to generate quality, relevant and timely gender data that meets users’ needs to advance gender equality.
The governments of Solomon Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, and Samoa have continued efforts to enhance the availability and quality of gender data, statistics, and indicators, along with its use. To better equip statisticians with the skills needed to enhance gender data production, and policy makers and advocates with the ability to find, interpret and use gender data effectively, SPC, UN SIAP and UN Women are organising this series of national training workshops.
The training will make use of the materials included in the Gender Statistics Training Curriculum, which was developed in 2020 through a joint initiative by UN Women and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP). The content will be tailored to meet the needs of the target participants in each country and fit the national and regional context for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). The main governance mechanism for the Pacific Roadmap on Gender Statistics is the Pacific Gender Statistics Coordination Group (the Group) who have considered the Gender Statistics Training Curriculum and identified training and capacity development priority thematic areas (curriculum modules) for PICTs.
This training is jointly organised, funded and implemented by the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with the generous support of the Government of Australia.
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