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Gender is an important variable that systematically structures a person’s economic and social position and prospects in society. It describes attitudes, roles and responsibilities assigned to males and females, that often result in different opportunities and behavior for both men and women. The concept of gender emerged out of the study of social dynamics between the sexes, hence the expression “gender dynamics”. Gender aspects are determined by society and vary within and between societies.

The aspects are dynamic and usually influenced by cultural, economic, political and environmental factors. Hence, the different roles men and women create differences in need as well as access to and control over resources.

The trend of mainstreaming gender in statistics development evolved since the 1995 Beijing Declaration at the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and has continued to expand and entrench itself in various development frameworks and policies at international, continental and national level. Some of these include: the 1985 Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the 1987 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the 1995 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the 1986 Convention against Torture, the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development, Africa Agenda 2063 and the National Development Plan (NDP), to mention but a few. All these require data to measure progress towards the country’s commitment on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Overall, efforts related to policy formulation and programme design, implementation and monitoring require detailed, reliable and timely gender statistics. Uganda is part of the global framework and is expected to respond and adhere to all international resolutions Principles, Standards and Classifications at international level meant for statistics.

Empirical evidence shows that Uganda has made efforts to implement the actions recommended in the Beijing Platform of Action, objective H3 through increased sex disaggregation of data, improved analysis of data from a gender perspective and identification of gaps in statistical products. The Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) is Uganda’s framework for strengthening statistical production and development in the National Statistical System (NSS).

The PNSD, and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Strategic Plan underscore the need for gender statistics and gender and equity responsive statistics in all census, survey and administrative data reports. The current initiatives to mainstream gender in UBOS notwithstanding, more work needs to be done to attain a gender responsive National Statistical System (NSS). UBOS has made great strides in mainstreaming gender in the organization, and promoting the production and use of gender statistics in the NSS, as a whole.

The National Priority Gender Equality Indicators (NPGEIs)

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) as the agency coordinating the development and maintenance of the NSS in collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) developed the National Priority Gender Equality Indicators (NPGEIs). The NPGEIs are intended to guide development and production of gender responsive indicators in the country. The NPGEIs are aligned to the NDP, Sector Development Plans (SDPs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The NPGEIs are presented by sector and categorized by tiers. The categories of tiers are based on the availability of data and methodology as follows;

  • Tier I: Indicators with available methodology and data.
  • Tier II: Indicators with available methodology but data is not being produced.
  • Tier III: Indicators with neither methodology nor data.

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  • Posta: P.O. Box 7186, Kampala
  • Phone: +256 414 706000
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Gender Publications

  • All publications
    All publications made in relation to gender activities
    Title Date added Size
    Access to Justice - Domestic Violence - Policy Brief.pdf 2021-04-26 18:53:45+00:00 392075 kbs Download File
    Access to Justice - sexual violence .pdf 2021-04-26 18:54:22+00:00 437363 kbs Download File
    Advocacy and Dissemination Strategy for Gender Statistics .pdf 2021-04-26 18:28:20+00:00 2507029 kbs Download File
    Capacity Building Programme for Gender Statistics .pdf 2021-04-28 11:05:01+00:00 844324 kbs Download File
    Compendium of Concepts and Definitions on Gender Statistics .pdf 2021-04-26 18:26:23+00:00 779664 kbs Download File
    Financing GEWE presented at the AGSF.pdf 2021-04-26 18:55:38+00:00 477020 kbs Download File
    Gender Module Baseline Perceptions of the NGPSS 2017 .pdf 2021-04-26 18:31:29+00:00 4008297 kbs Download File
    Human Trafficking - Labour Externalisation .pdf 2021-04-26 18:56:19+00:00 441968 kbs Download File
    JLOS GBV - Baseline Indicators Final.pdf 2021-04-26 18:36:05+00:00 455433 kbs Download File
    JLOS GBV - Data Mechanisms Final .pdf 2021-04-26 18:36:39+00:00 982917 kbs Download File
    NPGEIs -National Priority Gender Equality Indicators 2019.pdf 2021-04-26 18:37:10+00:00 1558862 kbs Download File
    NPGEIs Oct2016.pdf 2021-04-26 18:27:14+00:00 3817465 kbs Download File
    PPT - Assessment of Pub. sector Financial Allocations to GBV Response in Uganda .pdf 2021-04-26 19:00:19+00:00 667021 kbs Download File
    PPT Budget Allocations to GEWE.pdf 2021-04-26 19:01:06+00:00 974845 kbs Download File
    PPT _ Delayed access to justice for Sexual Violence cases in Uganda.pdf 2021-04-26 19:01:53+00:00 1386505 kbs Download File
    Reprocessed NPGEIs July 2018.pdf 2021-04-26 18:37:56+00:00 3489768 kbs Download File
    SDG Fact Sheet.pdf 2021-04-26 18:38:51+00:00 1318540 kbs Download File
    Strategy for The Development of Gender Statistics .pdf 2021-04-26 18:29:19+00:00 3735386 kbs Download File
    Sustained Production of Gender Statistics Assessment report 2017.pdf 2021-04-26 18:33:01+00:00 1639365 kbs Download File
    Time Use Survey 2017-18.pdf 2021-04-26 18:39:24+00:00 2018460 kbs Download File
    Tracking SDG 5.C.1 presented at AGSF.pdf 2021-04-26 18:57:03+00:00 422274 kbs Download File
    UBOS Gender Issues Report 2019.pdf 2021-04-26 18:24:49+00:00 2582280 kbs Download File
    UN Gender Equality Uganda Final .pdf 2021-04-26 18:40:13+00:00 2587820 kbs Download File
    UN Women Infographics - Education.pdf 2021-04-26 18:52:20+00:00 718469 kbs Download File
    UN Women Infographics .pdf 2021-04-26 18:51:45+00:00 718469 kbs Download File
    Women in Local Government .pdf 2021-04-26 18:30:26+00:00 3418044 kbs Download File

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