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Lirie Dina is a lawyer at the Center for Civic Legal Initiatives (CCLI), an Albanian organization that provides free psycho-social and legal services to women survivors of violence and advocates for improving legislation in the field of violence against women and gender equality. In this interview, Dina highlights the crucial importance of data collection for advocating to end violence against women.
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Despite the myriad challenges of collecting data in conflict, UN Women has been working tirelessly with partners to gather, analyse and disseminate data to illustrate the differential and disproportionate impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on women and girls.
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UN Women spoke to two Georgian colleagues and researchers – Gvantsa Jibladze, a social researcher, and Dako Bakhturidze a gender data specialist and monitoring and evaluation consultant – who made up one of the two winning teams of the Gender Data Datathon organized by UN Women and ForSet, a creative data design and technology enterprise based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Organized as an extension of the 2020 Tbilisi DataFest, the Datathon engaged 60 participants divided into six teams that competed to develop the best data product based on the results of UN Women’s Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) of the impacts of COVID-19 on women and men in 13 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The winning female duo – with the technical support of a graphic designer – Tamta Bakhsoliani - created an animated video about how dramatically the pandemic has increased the burden of unpaid work on women from different groups.
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More than 40 practitioners from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Bangladesh and Senegal met to strengthen their skills to measure how men and women spend their time, to better inform policies that address women’s unpaid care and domestic work, at a recent workshop on ‘Time use surveys: Data collection methods and concepts.’
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Expert’s Take with Papa Seck, the Chief Statistician at UN Women: Gender equality cannot be achieved without gender data
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Inspired by programming for the past eight years, 17-year-old Mariam Lomtadze is the founder of Looper and tech start-ups Hero and FarmApp. Currently working on developing Android mobile apps while taking a gap year after graduating high school, Mariam participated in a hackathon to find innovative ways to visualise gender data at the UN Women-supported regional conference Gender Statistics: Challenges and Opportunities to Report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), held 24-26 July 2019 in Tbilisi. The hackathon was carried out with the support of the UN Women Global Gender Statistics Initiative and the Governments of Austria and Switzerland.
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Tbilisi (Georgia) 27 JULY – The heads of the national statistics offices of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan said in a joint statement that they fully supported development of a statistics system and were open to greater cooperation between their national statistics agencies.
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Keeping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promise to the women and girls of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will require gender statistics that are better and more readily available, concluded the participants of a workshop held from 13 to 14 May in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.