A workshop on “Gender and statistics” was organized on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Tunis, as part of the project “Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Seniors and its state and non-state partners to contribute to the achievement of equality between women and men in Tunisia”. The project is part of “Moussawat”, a program jointly implemented with the technical assistance of GFA Consulting Group and CILG-VNG International, and the financial support of the European Union.
Mrs. Mounira Youssef, the Director of Women’s Affairs, Mr. Fayçal Sahraoui, the National Program Manager and Mr. Nabil Ben Nacef, from the European Union Delegation inaugurated this meeting.
During the first part of the workshop, Ms. Carla Pagano, the project lead project expert, presented the objectives and results to be achieved from the technical assistance. She equally outlined the specific objectives of the project:
- Strengthen the capacities of institutional actors, civil society and the media on gender issues;
- Integrate the gender approach into the Tunisian statistical system and more particularly into gender disaggregated statistics;
- Integrate the gender approach at national, regional and local levels in the planning and programs of public policies and development plans.
During this workshop, Mr. Mokhtar Kouki, statistician expert, presented the gender indicators developed in the 2015 gender report which were mainly based on the five families of indicators identified during the Beijing Process. All workshop participants – INS, CNS, CREDIF, conservation of land ownership, MFFES – discussed an exhaustive list of 52 indicators.
Participants further agreed to share a draft of the guideline with the partners: this guideline will essentially comprise a matrix of indicators identified during the workshop, their definitions, sources, methodology, and priority. The objective is to integrate the feedback of all the partners in order to produce the final matrix which will be the subject of a validation workshop at the end of November.