Data and Analysis for Advancing Gender Equality

15 November 2017

On November 16, 2017, at 09:30 AM, at the Hotel  ROOMS Tbilisi, Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, National Statistics Office of Georgia and United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office will organize a conference “Data and Analysis for Advancing Gender Equality.

The conference is organized to present the findings of 2014 Population Census Data In-depth Analysis. The main findings of the two thematic monographs will be presented at the conference:

  •   Gender Analysis of the 2014 General Population Census Data;
  •   Trends in the Sex Ratio at Birth in Georgia - An Overview Based on the 2014 General Population Census Data.

The participants will have an opportunity to discuss the importance of reliable disaggregated population data, generated by Census 2014, and its in-depth analysis to support evidence-based policy making and planning to achieve national sustainable development targets.

2014 Census Data In-depth Analysis is of particular importance to the development of human rights-based policies. The in-depth analysis of Census data provides evidence for policy formulation and planning with special focus on the areas such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescents and youth, aging, population dynamics, and gender.

The research of the Trends in the Sex Ratio at Birth in Georgia is the second research of its kind that provides information based on the data of the 2014 General Population Census. Like its eastern neighbors Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia has long been characterized by inordinate levels of birth masculinity mirrored by a skewed Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB). According to 2010-2014 the ratio of newborn baby girls to baby boys in Georgia is 100 to 109 on average, while the maximum normal biological level of sex ratio at birth can be 100/106. The skewed sex ratio considerably increases in case of the third child or more and reaches 100/140.

Of particular interest is the hypothesis of a recent SRB decline in Georgia. This hypothesis is linked to the acknowledgment that the country has witnessed deep transformations in its social and political system in the last fourteen years.

The conference will bring together the representatives of Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia, National Statistics Office of Georgia, representatives of academia, research organizations civic society, and international organizations.