Training Course on Gender Statistics for Officials of the National Bureau of Statistics of China

15 - 19 October 2012, Chiba, Japan

Thirteen participants – 7 from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) BS, 4 from local statistical offices, 1 from Women’s Study Institute of China and 1 from UNICEF China, attended the Training Course on Gender Statistics for Officials of the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) in Chiba, Japan from 15 -19 October 2012. The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) organized the course in collaboration with UNFPA China and UNICEF China. The main objective of the course was to strengthen capacity in gender statistics through achieving better understanding of and learning from the Japanese system related to the production, dissemination, analysis and utilization of sex-disaggregate data. SIAP Director Margarita Guerrero facilitated discussions on international frameworks for gender statistics, core gender statistics and indicators and methodologies for collecting and compiling time-use statistics and statistics on VAW. Briefing sessions by officials of the Statistics Bureau of Japan and Cabinet Office and observation of activities of the National Women’s Education Center of Japan and Yokohama Women’s Association for Communication and Networking (YMACN) provided highlights of the Japanese system. Participants found the course fruitful and field visits were highly evaluated for their usefulness to observe/learn facilities and activities of agencies on the spot and direct interaction with agency staff.