Achieving gender equality is one of the main factors for sustainable human development. Issues of gender equality and the empowerment of women were included on the agenda of all the most important UN conferences, including the Millennium Summit, held in 2000 in New York. This event was the most representative meeting of the highest level which was convened to discuss issues of peace and development.
Gender is a set of social and cultural norms and the roles of men and women, which determine their behavior, as well as the social relationships between them.
Gender equality means that women and men are able to have equal access to any resources and benefits regardless of gender when performing their social functions.
Gender statistics is a collection of data about the situation of both genders in the following areas: population, family, health care, education and communication, employment, human rights and politics. It is considered as one of the most significant tools that allow us to take into account the special characteristics of women and men as specific socio-demographic groups in the development of optimal socio-demographic policy, the implementation of the principle of equal rights and equal opportunities for women and men.
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