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Sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics

UN Women’s Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme seeks to transform the creation, use and dissemination of gender statistics. It currently supports countries by (i) promoting a supportive policy environment to prioritize gender data and effective monitoring of the SDGs; (ii) improving the regular production of gender statistics, through technical capacity-building for national statistical systems and financial support for improved data collection; and (iii) improving access to data to inform policy advocacy.

Other positive developments include ongoing work on environment and gender, including a new framework on disaster statistics and its intersection with gender, and the updated international classification of status in employment, adopted by the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in 2018. It covers all forms of work, paid and unpaid, and additional details about types of employment, including those dominated by women. Emerging statistical issues, such as measuring gender identity and sexual orientation and the nexus between gender and migration, are building momentum within the statistical community.