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Milana Lazić works at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), managing the “Assistance to European Union (EU) Pre-Accession” project. This project works with EU potential and candidate countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey to make gender equality more visible in the region with a focus on improving how gender equality is monitored across public policies, legislation, and in practice. EIGE provides technical expertise to relevant countries, especially in developing national Gender Equality Indices. Lazić spoke with UN Women about the Gender Equality Index and EIGE’s support to the countries in the region.
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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.