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Media Outlets Highlight 2 New Reports, Interview Discussing Gender Equality Gaps In Global Health, Development Data, Employment

Devex: Gender data gaps: New report highlights challenges in sub-Saharan Africa
“The quality of gender data in sub-Saharan Africa has been assessed for the first time, and the results are alarming. A new report from Open Data Watch and Data2x has found that almost half of the indicators essential for identifying and addressing barriers faced by women and girls are lacking sex-disaggregation or are entirely missing. Without data broken down by gender, understanding the barriers to equality, and identifying solutions becomes more challenging. The report, titled ‘Bridging the Gap: Mapping Gender Data Availability in Africa,’ was released [last] week, with the indicators identified by the United Nations Statistics Division, U.N. Women, and Open Data Watch…” (Cornish, 3/8).

Devex: Helen Clark on the need for more women in global dev leadership
“…Through a new six-part audio series, DevProWomen2030, Devex will be speaking to women professionals, leaders, and recruiters in the sector to find out how changes across the development landscape are impacting women and what advice they have for those entering this space or looking to climb the ladder. To kick off this series, Devex caught up with Helen Clark, former head of United Nations Development Programme and former prime minister of New Zealand. Clark believes a proactive approach is needed if we want to achieve gender parity and see more women in top positions across the development sector…” (Smith/Root, 3/8).

Health Policy Watch: Global Health Agencies Face Yawning Gaps In Gender Equality — New 50/50 Report
“Stark gender pay and power gaps remain a fact of life in leading global health organizations, according to a new Global Health 50/50 report on gender equality in nearly 200 workplaces, including United Nations and national development agencies as well as non-profit organizations, research institutions, and private sector firms. The analysis, covering an estimated 4.5 million employees worldwide, indicates that the majority of organizations are failing to deliver on maternity and paternity leave policies, and lack adequate mechanisms for reporting on issues such as gender pay gaps and sexual harassment…” (Fletcher, 3/7).