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Women’s Indicators and Statistics Database

Summary: The Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (WISD) is a global database of statistics and indicators on gender, population and social development. It contains detailed statistics and indicators on a wide range of topics for 206 countries or areas of the world.

Main Points: The WISD’s current version (2013) has been expanded to encompass new areas, including domestic violence, reproductive health and reproductive rights and additional indicators and statistics on education and communication. The WISD (or Wistat 4) incorporates data available up to mid-1999 which have been compiled and updated in close cooperation with the statistical services of the United Nations agencies.

The database is organized into nine subject areas, as follows:

·        Population composition and distribution

·        Learning and education

·        Economic activity

·        Households, marital status and fertility

·        Health and health services

·        Reproductive health and reproductive rights

·        Public affairs and political participation

·        Violence

·        National product and expenditure

Access to database: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/gender/wistat/index.htm

Source: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/gender/wistat/index.htm

Page Created By:  Madina Junussova. The content presented on this page is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases. This material does not necessarily reflect the official view of the publishing organization.


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