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Geostat with the support of UN Women adopted its first-ever 2021–2023 Strategy for Gender Statistics. The document builds on the 2020–2023 National Strategy for the Development of Statistics in Georgia (NSDS) .
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Expanding access to gender statistics and its extensive use for raising public awareness and policy planning is a top priority for UN Women. With this purpose, UN Women in cooperation with the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) implements various initiatives.
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What is the impact of COVID-19 on men and women in Georgia? A comprehensive survey, “The Rapid Gender Assessment of the COVID-19 Situation in Georgia”, was presented by the United Nations on 9 March during Gender Week, dedicated to International Women’s Day.
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UN Women in partnership with the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) and with the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is implementing Georgia’s first-ever Time Use Survey.
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Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.
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In order to understand and reduce the gender pay gap, it is critically important to research and analyse the relevant data on the matter.
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Marina Tabukashvili is Head of Georgia’s Taso Foundation, the National Women`s Fund and the Memory Research Center. She tells us why the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary agenda to empower women and girls, was adopted in 1995, and discusses what prevents women from realizing their rights today.
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The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
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Papa Seck is the Chief Statistician at UN Women. He has led statistics and data work at UN Women since joining the organization in 2009. He manages UN Women's Making Every Woman and Girl Count flagship programme that is aimed at the improvement of the production and use of gender data and helping countries to systematically monitor progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals form a gender perspective.
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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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According to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia, discrimination against Eurasian women is most pervasive within the family. Despite legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deep-rooted social norms and practices inspire such discrimination.
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The National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) took its work on gender statistics to another level by launching an electronic Gender Data Portal at the end of 2018.