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The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan, is organizing the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics under the Global Gender Statistics Programme and the guidance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS).

This event will bring together producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including the nexus between gender and environment; measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; monitoring international migration; and producing data on gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices and strategies for measuring and monitoring gender concerns, in line with the global SDG indicator framework; (c) discuss how Statistical Offices can communicate more effectively to ensure policy makers, the media and the general public identify, understand, and make full use of available data; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, and about the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind.

Main documents

Agenda

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Time
Session
Moderator/Chair
 08:30 – 09:00
Registration
 09:00 – 09:30
Opening remarks

  • Tbd, Government of Japan , Japan

  • Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director, United Nations Statistics Division (in video)
 09:30 – 10:00
Photo session and short break
 10:00 – 10:30
Key note speaker

  • Ms. Yumiko Tanaka, Representative of Japan to the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Professor, Josai International University; JICA Senior Gender Advisor, Japan
 10:30 – 12:30
High level panel

Better use of data to achieve gender equality – how to communicate gender data effectively and close the user-producer information gap


  • Linking data to policies – the experience of Italy
    Ms. Sara Demofonti, ISTAT, Italy

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Making data open, interoperable, and credible
    Ms. Masako Hiraga, The World Bank

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender policy-data integration: the experience of the Philippines
    Ms. Josie Perez, NSO, The Philippines

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Supporting statisticians in getting the message across
    Mr. Andres Vikat, UNECE

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Emily Courey Pryor (Data2X)
 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun Room

 14:00 – 15:30
Session 1: Women’s economic empowerment - Measuring gender equality at work

  • Experiences in producing data according to 19th ICLS and on communication strategies adopted to explain the impact of methodological changes on labour indicators
    Ms. Ala Negruta, NSO, Moldova

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Barbara Cobo, NSO, Brazil

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Experience from policy makers/data users on the impact of changes in labour indicators on policy formulation and monitoring
    Ms. Nga Nguyen Thi Viet, NSO, Vietnam

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and the updated International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-18)
    Mr. Kieran Walsh, Senior Statistician, ILO

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Marjut Pietiläinen (Finland)
 15:30 – 16:00
Break
 16:00 – 17:30
Session 2: Women’s economic empowerment - Measuring gender equality in asset ownership and entrepreneurship

  • Producing statistics on asset ownership from a gender perspective in Georgia
    Mr. Tengiz Tsekvava, NSO, Georgia

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Individual asset ownership as measured in the General Household Survey
    Ms. Isabella Schmidt, NSO, South Africa

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • From proxy to self-reported data and other innovations: what we learnt from the EDGE Phase I project (EDGE)
    Ms. Yumiko Kamiya, UNSD EDGE

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Monitoring entrepreneurship through social media: a partnership between Facebook and OECD
    Ms. Emilia Rossi, OECD

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 18:30 – (Registration opens at 18:00)
Reception hosted by Director-General, Statistics Bureau of Japan

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun Room

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time
Session
Moderator/Chair
 07:00 – 08:30
Side Event: Addressing gender data challenges to monitor the SDGs: What have we learned after two years?

Asakusa View Hotel, Belvedere Room


 UN Women
 09:00 – 10:30
Session 3: Women’s double work burden - Measuring gender equality in unpaid work and use of time

  • Modernizing time use surveys in line with international standards and using the latest technologies
    Mr. Mehmet K. Sökeli, UNSD

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • The experience of Japan in measuring and monitoring time use, including on unpaid work-how the survey has evolved over time
    Ms. Yukiko Fujisawa, Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Collecting time use data: future directions - the experience of Canada
    Ms. Pamela Best, Statistics Canada

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Measuring gender equality by means of time-use data: bringing differences in the quality of daily life to the surface
    Mr. Ignace Glorieux, IATUR

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Mr. Andres Vikat (UNECE)
 10:30 – 11:00
Break
 11:00 – 12:30
Session 4: Gender, climate change and the environment

  • Gender and environment statistics
    Ms. Josie Perez, NSO, The Philippines

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Transforming lives and the environment: An overview of linkages between gender and the environment in Mexico
    Ms. Adriana Oropeza Lliteras, INEGI, Mexico

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • How gender statistics could be effective for disaster risk reduction?
    Ms. Setsuko Saya, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Producing disaster statistics from a gender perspective
    Ms. Sharita Serrao, UNESCAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Ludgarde Coppens (UNEP)
 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun Room

 14:00 – 16:00
Session 5: Gender equality and human rights

  • Creating statistical standards for the topics of gender identity and sexual identity
    Ms. Alana Lattimore, NSO, New Zealand

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Update on the U.S. Progress in Measuring Gender Identity
    Ms. Amy Smith, NSO, USA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in Canada: a review of existing studies and statistical needs
    Ms. Tamara Hudon, Status of Women Canada, Canada

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • kNOwVAWdata: an innovative model for improving national and regional capacities to measure and monitor violence against women in Asia and the Pacific
    Dr. Henriette Jansen, UNFPA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Survey on Violence between Men and Women
    Mr. Yasuhisa Yamaguchi, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Mr. Papa Seck (UN Women)
 16:00 – 16:30
Break
 16:30 – 17:30
Session 6: International migration and gender

  • Improving migration statistics – including from a gender perspective
    Ms. Haoyi Chen, UNSD

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and migration: A statistical portrait on migration in Jordan from a gender perspective
    Ms. Manal Sweidan, NSO, Jordan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender and migration: Integrating gender perspective into migration surveys in Morocco
    Bouchra Bouziani, NSO, Morocco

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
 18:00 – 19:30
Side Event: ADB-hosted cocktail reception at the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun Room


 Asian Development Bank

Friday, 16 November 2018

Time
Session
Moderator/Chair
 07:00 – 08:30
Side Event: Measuring women’s political participation using electoral administrative sources: The case of SDG indicator 5.5.1b

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun I Room


 UN Women
 09:00 – 11:00
Session 7: Non-traditional data sources and innovative methods to gather better evidence and « leave no one behind »

  • A federated system of SDGs data hubs and the use of geospatial data to monitor gender equality
    Ms. Linda Peters, ESRI

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Employing GIS to Better Understand the Gendered Nature of Unpaid Work
    Ms. Allison Williams, McMaster University

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Producing Gender Statistics at Local Level: The Case of Mito-City
    Ms. Miya Ishitsuka, Mr. Yoshitaka Hojo, Mito-City government, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • “Big Data” for Gender: Expanding Horizons and Recognizing Limitations
    Ms. Emily Courey Pryor, Data2X

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • A case study in innovative research methods to produce gender data using the Individual Deprivation Measure
    Dr. Kylie Fisk / Dr. Helen Suich, IWDA / Australian National University

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Francesca Grum (UNSD)
 11:00 – 11:30
Break
 11:30 – 12:30
In Focus: Gender Statistics in Japan

  • National Transfer Accounts (NTA) and National Time Transfer Accounts (NTTA): Measuring gender differences in inter-generational transfers
    Dr. Setsuya Fukuda, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Current Situation Related to Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace
    Mr. Keiichiro Ueda, Employment Environment and Equal Employment Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender Statistics as an Educational and Empowerment Tool
    Ms. Miho Watanabe, National Women's Education Center, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Gender Statistics and Analysis in Japanese Agriculture
    Dr. Mayumi Sato, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Mr. Naoki Makita (Government of Japan)
 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

Asakusa View Hotel, Shoun Room

 14:00 – 15:30
Session 8: Recent initiatives on gender statistics - filling the gender data gaps

  • Making Every Women and Girl Count
    Mr. Papa Seck, UNWomen

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Regional Commissions
    Ms. Fatouma Sissoko, ECA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Fiona Willis-Núñez, ECE

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Iliana Vaca Trigo, ECLAC

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Neda Jafar, ESCWA

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Ms. Sharita Serrao, ESCAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Strengthening national statistical capacities to provide the necessary sustainable development data
    Mr. Ashish Kumar, Director, SIAP

    Abstract Paper Presentation


  • Report of the IAEG-GS (Chair - Mr. Naoki Makita)

    Abstract Paper Presentation

 Ms. Linda Laura Sabbadini (ISTAT-Italy)
 15:30 – 16:00
Conclusions and Closing remarks

  • Ms. Francesca Grum, UNSD

  • Mr. Toshimitsu Miyake, Government of Japan, Japan

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