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Numbers often tell a story, but when it comes to gender issues, data is often missing or misunderstood. Where gender data does exist, and it is presented effectively to paint a vivid picture of gaps and progress, it can be an important driver of development projects and initiatives for social change. To encourage and expand the use of data in reporting gender stories and accomplishments, 25 participants from eight countries in Asia-Pacific took part in a Workshop on communicating gender data: promoting better use and delivering impactful messages. Jointly organized by UN Women’s Gender Statistics team and the Statistical Office of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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Programme and project management is a balancing act. Ensuring the best outcomes of UN Women’s beneficiaries while juggling donor expectations, internal processes and securing sufficient resources and timeframes all needs to be considered. Recognising the challenging nature and the importance of this work, programme and project managers from regional offices joined representatives of Programme Division HQ in Bangkok.
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What goals do we have to achieve in order to build a world that is safe and prosperous? About that we’re pretty clear. What’s not so clear, however, is how much we will have to spend along the way and how we will know we’re on the right path. How much will it cost to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment – No. 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by the year 2030? What...