National Workshop on Gender Statistics and Time-Use Survey

4 to 6 November, 2007 , Amman

 A. Event Details
Information Note
Provisional Agenda (En)
List of Participants
Provisional Agenda (Ar)
 B. Background Documents
List of Priority Gender Issues in the Republic of Iraq (Arabic)
List of Priority Gender Statistics and Indicators in the Republic of Iraq (Arabic)
Dissimination of Time-use Data
Statistics, Indicators and Data Gaps - A Case from Palestine
 C. Presentations
Session I. Gender Issues & Development
Session I. Gender Issues and Indicators in Iraq
Session V. Case Study on Time Use in Iraq
Session VI. TUS experience in South Africa
 D. Final Report
Meeting Report (AR)

The Workshop on Gender Statistics and Time-Use Survey is convened under the project for "the Development of National Gender Statistics in Iraq," that is being implemented by ESCWA in cooperation with the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology (COSIT) and other UN agencies with funding from the United Nations Development Group Iraq Trust Fund.

The project targets producers and users of statistics from government bodies, NGOs, research centers and academia from throughout Iraq to raise awareness on the importance of gender statistics in policy formulation and to improve national capacities to produce, analyze and use quality gender-sensitive indicators.  

The project includes a number of capacity building activities, preparation of gender-based statistical outputs, and the establishment of a full-fledged Gender Statistics Unit.  

To date, two capacity building activities have been implemented. The joint ESCWA-UNICEF MENARO regional training on the DevInfo version 5.0 (Cairo,18-22 September) trained two national statisticians on the new features and tools of the "Users" and "Database administration" interfaces. Additional information on the Regional DevInfo 5.0 Workshop can be accessed at

The First National Workshop on Gender Statistics (Amman,11-13 December 2006) trained 24 producers and users of statistics on the identification of gender issues; identification of needed gender statistics and indicators, their sources and quality; and the presentation and dissemination of data in a user-friendly way. A common list of priority gender issues and corresponding statistics and indicators was adopted and will serve as the basis of upcoming project activities, including the preparation of a statistical publication on women and men in Iraq. Documentation on the workshop can be accessed at

Session I
Gender Concept - part I
Gender Concept - part II
Gender issues and Development
Gender Statistics and Indicators
Gender Issues and Indicators in Iraq

Session II: Working Groups
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Session V
A Case Study of Time-use Surveys from Iraq

Session VI
TUS experience in Oman
TUS experience in Palestine
TUS experience in Morocco
Data Analysis and Presentation
Guidelines for Preparing a Statistical Report on Women and Men

Session VII
Group exercises


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