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Engender submission to the Office of the Chief Statistician on: Sex/gender: Gathering and using data to advance women’s equality and rights in Scotland

In order to make public policy and legislation that works for women, and that can advance equality and realise women’s rights, it is imperative that public bodies, including Scottish Government, generate and use data that captures women’s experiences. During Engender’s 27-year history, we have worked to advocate for better quality gender-sensitive sex-disaggregated data. We were formed with the purpose of ensuring that the detail of women’s lives was visible, counted, and understood in policymaking processes.
In this short submission we are following up on our meeting with the Chief Statistician as part of the Working Group about a Person’s Sex and Gender. In the submission we:

- Set out the connection between gender-sensitive sex-disaggregated data and women’s equality and rights;
- Give our assessment of the key issues around women’s equality and rights and data gathering and analysis in Scotland; and
- Provide our recommendations for:
-- actions to improve data gathering and analysis, and
-- principles and approaches for inclusion in the working group’s statement of principles and guidance3; and
-- Asking questions about individuals’ sex.

Date of Publication: February 2020

Filename: EgenderSubmission-GatheringandusingdatatoadvancewomensequalityandrightsinScotland-Feb2020-1.pdf | File size: 743KB | Tags: data
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