"MAKING EVERY WOMEN AND GIRL COUNT"

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The participants learned to analyze data by using the data of road accident, 2018 (percentage     and sex distribution). The presenters taught the participants how to analyze data by using excel sheet.
The Gender Statistics  focal persons from different, MDAs and CSOs who attended the  training of integrating Gender Statistics in their routine agencies activities At the Office of Chief Government Statistician
Khamis Mwinyi Bakar Gender focal persons from  Police Headquarter   present the statistics they are collect as routine data. Among statistics they are collect are Crime statistics including road accident, offences against persons, offences against property, number of traffic cases by type of accidents Cases of gender based violence including, rape, assault, interference against nature
The focal persons of gender statistics from different Ministries, MDAs and private sectors who attended the  training on Integrating Gender Statistics in their routine agencies activities. The training conducted in May, 2019
Office of Chief Government Statistician trained the police to learn how to analyze the data and interpret it
About Gender Statistics

Gender statistics are needed to measure and monitor the realities of the lives of women and men, and of girls and boys. A broad diversity of topics and issues is covered under the heading of gender statistics, reflecting the changing roles of women and men in society, in the economy and in families and households.

Gender statistics help policy makers to formulate and monitor policies and plans, monitor changes, and inform the public.

UNWomen, a UN organization dedicated to gender issues particularly women, works with UNECE member states to improve the monitoring of gender equality in all its many dimensions across regions and countries, by facilitating the exchange of best practices and the development of guidelines and recommendations on the collection, production and dissemination of gender-relevant indicators. Their work in this area is guided by the Gender Steering Group which, among other activities, holds Work Sessions on Gender Statistics approximately every 18 months. These work sessions provide a regular forum for member states, international organizations working in statistics, and others, to share and develop ideas concerning concepts, methodology, progress and emerging issues in gender statistics.

Gender Statistics in Zanzibar

The Zanzibar Constitution of 1984 declares equal rights of men and women, and equal access to social, economic and development opportunities. Zanzibar which is a part of the URT has dedicated to implement and monitor national and international conventions including MKUZAIII, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Declaration of the Human Rights 1948; the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW 1979); the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 1989 and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination in Employment.

Successful implementation of global, regional and national development agendas while observing gender disparity and differentiation, regular monitoring and evaluation is inevitable. Statistics is a key tool for monitoring and evaluation. Gender statistics has now become among the global agenda by itself and as it is well known that gender is a cross cutting issue in all socio-economic perspectives. This put gender statistics in a position of among important items to be taken care of by the OCGS.

Coordination of Gender Statistics in Zanzibar

The Office of the Chief Government Statistician has set up strategies to strengthening gender statistics. The first strategy is to have the gender statistics unit within the Office of Chief Government Statistician. In doing all its work, the Office must work closely with stakeholder among MDAs who, in one way or another, deal with gender issues in their day to day work. Another effort taken by the Officer it to have gender focal persons in MDAs and CSOs and then to build the capacity of these focal persons.

All the mentioned strategies were done by the Office of Chief Government Statistician whereas the unit is in place and the gender focal persona in 28 institutions were identified and 35 participants from those institutions were attended in the first training of capacity building on Integrating Gender Statistics in Administrative Data Systems through their routine agencies activities. This training conducted in May,2019 at the Office of Chief Government Statistician and sponsored by UN women under the programme of Making Every Women and Girl count (MEWGC).

Stakeholders of Gender Statistics

Gender is a cross cutting issue and therefore no one will be left out when talking about stakeholders of gender statistics. To be more strategic towards addressing the gap on gender statistics, OCGS has identified the following key stakeholders to deal with gender statistics:

i. Office of the Chief Government Statistician
ii. Ministry of Labor, Empowerment, Elders, Women and Children
iii. Police
iv. Chuo cha Mafunzo
v. Ministry of Health
vi. Ministry of Education
vii. Ministry responsible for Constitutional Affairs
viii. Ministry responsible for Good Governance
ix. Local Government Authorities
x. Judiciary
xi. Second Vice Presidents Office
xii. Department of People with Disability
xiii. Department of Social Welfare
xiv. Zanzibar Commission for Tourism
xv. Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA)
xvi. TV and Radio Stations
xvii. Association of the Non-Governmental Organization Zanzibar (ANGOZA)

Organization Structure of Gender Statistics Coordination

Composition and Roles of the National Gender Statistics Platform

National Gender Statistics Platform is composed of five levels of hierarchy. These five levels are:
i. Steering Committee
ii. Technical Committee
iii. Gender Statistics Coordination Team
iv. Gender Statistics Working Groups
v. Gender Statistics Focal Points

I. Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the top level of the platform. This level is composed of high level officials which include Principal Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers of institutions which are stakeholders of gender statistics. The key roles of the Steering Committee are:
a. To approve the Work Plan;
b. To receive and approve the Annual Report;
c. Making decision on the projects, activities and funding for implementation.

II. Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is the second level of the National Gender Statistics Platform. The committee is composed of Directors of Policy, Planning and Research and senior officials from other institutions who have the responsibilities which relates to those directors. The main role of the Technical Committee are:
a. To review the annual report;
b. To review the work plan before submission to the Steering Committee;
c. To guide the coordination team on technical issues regarding to gender statistics.

III. Gender Statistics Coordination Team

Gender Statistics Coordination Team is a central and vital component of the national gender statistics platform. The coordination team is composed of members from the two institutions (OCGS and MLEWC). Members of the team from these institutions are those who are primarily dealing with gender statistics as their routine work. The key roles of the coordination team are:
a. To execute the day to day works on gender statistics;
b. Collect and compile national reports on gender statistics;
c. Organize national events regarding to gender statistics;
d. Prepare the budgets and annual reports;
e. Work closely with stakeholders to ensure the availability of data on gender issues.

IV. Gender Statistics Working Groups

Gender Statistics Working Groups are the platforms where key gender statistics players meet and discuss issues. The groups are composed of institutions with related functions. Currently, there are five groups namely:
i. Social services working group
ii. Social welfare working group
iii. Good governance working group
iv. Economy and empowerment working group
v. NSA and Media working group
Each group comprises two or more institutions. The main role of the working group is to receive tasks from the coordination team and set down mechanism for implementation by individual institution.

V. Gender Statistics Focal Persons

Gender statistics focal person is the ultimate level of the hierarchy. This level consists of individual institutions (stakeholders) which deal direct with the community. The key role of the focal person is to collect and compile data on gender statistics in their areas of jurisdiction.

Projects with Gender Statistics

Currently, Office of the Chief Government Statistician is executing one project with the aim of strengthening gender statistics in Zanzibar. This project is named "Making Every Women and Girl Count" is implemented under the support of UNWomen. The project bring together all stakeholders of gender statistics under coordination of OCGS and MLEEWC. The main focus is to ensure the availability of gender statistics for monitoring the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and other international, regional and national commitments on gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) as well as on violence against women and children (VAWC).

Key indicators

 25% of households headed by females

 31% of parliamentary seats are held by women

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