Arab Gender Lens 2019 Pocketbook: A Statistical Portrait of the Western Asia Region
The “Arab Gender Lens 2019 pocketbook” provides a statistical portrait of the 18 member States of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) through key gender indicators on population, disability, education, inequality, health, empowerment and work. Data originate from national sources and United Nations databases in cases of unavailability of national data. National statistical offices reviewed and confirmed the data.
This pocketbook is designed to serve as a source of information on the issues of gender and women’s empowerment in the Arab region. Key gender indicators on population, disability, education, inequality, health, power and work were compiled to assist decision makers in formulating policies and programmes; and raise awareness on gender issues.