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Turning gender data into action for gender equality

Journalists exploring Rwanda’s labour force statistics discovered a surprising amount of information at a training session on using gender data. Disaggregated data shows that women are more likely to be outside of the workforce than men, often due to their work as subsistence farmers. Understanding the reasons and implications of this is where a strong relationship between statisticians and media is essential. The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has been a championing the importance of communicating statistics for several years, and as the country prepares to embark on its census data collection, PARIS21 is helping it strengthen its relationships with journalists to connect with the public.
Participants in a training seminar in Rwanda