Users and uses of gender statistics

Modified on 2013/05/01 13:14 by Administrator — Categorized as: Chapter 1 - An overview on Gender statistics

Similar to other statistics, gender statistics have to respond to the needs of policy makers, advocates, researchers, the media and the public. Gender statistics can be used to (a) promote understanding of the actual situation of women and men in society; (b) advance gender analysis and research; (c) monitor progress toward gender equality and full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental rights by women and girls; (d) develop and monitor policies and programmes oriented toward increased investments in human capital and labour force; (e) support gender mainstreaming in development and poverty reduction policies; and (f) develop and monitor policies on reduction of violence against women.