Officials of Parliament's Secretariat, trained on how to use gender statistics
23 November 2015

Officials from the Parliament`s Secretariat have been instructed on the use of gender statistics in legislative work.

The training aimed to strengthen the institutional capacities of Parliament and runs from 23 to 24 November 2015. The training was attended by officials of the Parliament`s Secretariat subdivisions, consultants of the parliamentary committees and representatives of Parliamentary Constituency Information Offices (PCIO).

During two days, participants were trained on how to use official and gender statistics within their assisting documentary and informational-analytical work, but also in the reporting work of Parliament's activities and the organization of communication between Parliament and citizens. Representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics presented the importance of gender sensitive data and territorial statistics, analysis and interpretation of statistical indicators, including the participation of women and men in decision-making processes, use of statistics in formulating answers to the citizens` petitions, to the examining problems within the competence of parliamentary committees, in Parliament's communication with citizens etc.

At the opening of the seminar, the Chief Technical Advisor of the UN Programme "Women in Politics", Asya Varbanova, noted the important role of Parliament` Secretariat in the development, promotion and implementation of gender equality legislation. More, she added that the Parliament's efforts to improve legislation and adjustment to the European standards will be supported further.

"The Parliament is our main partner in implementing the objectives on gender equality, as the Legislative develops and monitors policies to improve the lives of citizens, including from the gender perspective," said Asya Varbanova.

Present at the seminar, Director General of the National Bureau of Statistics, Lucia Spoială, said that proper and efficient use of statistical indicators allow the qualitative evaluation data. "National Bureau of Statistics supports capacity building of the Parliament in terms of statistics, and this will increase the clarity of data both for documentation and their use," said Lucia Spoială.

The training is organized with the support of UN Programme "Women in Politics", implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with East-Europe Foundation and the Centre "Partnership for Development", financed by the government of Sweden. At the end of each forum will be formulated a summary of the discussions that will be submitted for review to the MPs from the Parliament.

Source: Communication and PR Division of the Parliament/

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