Gender Statistics. A strategic alliance for Latin America and the Caribbean


In the mid-1990s, the office of UNIFEM (par t of UN women), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the National Women’s Institute (INMUJERES), created an alliance to promote, the development of gender-sensitive statistics in the national agenda. At the inception emphasis was on producing and disseminating gender-disaggregated statistics in various publications, creating a national system of gender sensitive indicators using national sources,1 and venturing in the production of information on time use (TU) and unpaid work (UnW).

In 2000, UN Women, INEGI and INMUJERES agreed on the need to initiate an international dialogue with the countries in the region, in order to disseminate knowledge in the field of gender statistics related to the main areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, the binding mandate of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women: “Convention of Belem do Para”.

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