Gender statistics play a key role in mainstreaming gender into policies of the state and serves as a tool to adequately assess and reflect the situation of women and men in economic, social and political spheres of the society. Gender statistics allows increasing public awareness about the status of women in relation to that of men and conducting systematic study of gender issues. “The importance of gender statistics was strengthened at the Fourth World Conference on Women, referred to as Beijing 1995 in setting the generation and dissemination of gender-disaggregated data as strategic objectives for planning and evaluation”. Discussions at the Conference focused on gender problems and possible action plan for their remedy, particularly in the field of educational information.
Women and Men in Armenia