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Gender and Population Sub Groups

The population of a country is a mosaic of different population groups that can be identified according to racial or ethnic, language, migration status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, as well as disability status.

This presentation focuses on population sub groups related to ethnical, language, religious and migration characteristics and the relation between gender and these identified groups. Often some population sub groups are disadvantaged in terms of social status, education, employment, wealth and other social and economic dimensions.

Even in societies where there is a favourable environment for gender equality, women in some population groups can face discriminatory behaviour due to the difference in expression and understanding of gender roles in their own community. These women are subject to a double disadvantage, as minorities and as women.

Audience: It is intended for users and producers of statistics, middle and senior staff in statistical organizations, policy and decision makers, academia and stakeholders interested in gender statistics.

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