PARIS21 and UN Women held a gender statistics assessment workshop in Dakar, Senegal from 26 to 28 November. Six African countries were represented at the workshop, including the Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.
Based on the gender statistics framework and implementation guidelines developed by PARIS21, the workshop guided participants through the steps to involve gender statistics assessments in the process of creating national strategies for the development of statistics (NSDS).
Countries were represented by heads of national statistical office departments related to gender statistics, senior advisers and UN Women country office representatives. UN Women Chief Statistician Papa Seck was also in attendance.
The workshop highlighted the importance of a comprehensive approach to assessing gender statistics and capacity gaps in gender data, as well as the need for a multi-stakeholder, user-focused approach. Activities like these are just one of the ways in which PARIS21 advocates for and supports the mainstreaming of gender statistics in NSDS. To learn more about PARIS21's work in gender statistics, please visit Supporting Gender Statistics.