New Partnership Aims To Improve Data Collection On Women, Girls To Fill Development Statistics Gender Gap

Devex: New U.N. Women, Gates Foundation partnership takes on gender data
“…Women and girls are routinely not counted in global and national data collected on health, education, political participation, and human security, according to the U.N. Foundation-led organization Data2X. … U.N. Women, the U.N. entity for gender equality, is now teaming up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X, and the government of Australia to launch a pilot project at national, regional, and global levels that will support 12 countries in regularly producing gender statistics. A steering committee of U.N. agencies and civil society partners will determine the 12 partnering countries…” (Lieberman, 9/22).

NPR: There’s A ‘Glaring’ Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease
“…The data gap is especially noticeable when it comes to statistics on girls and women, and ending the inequality they face is a major focus of the global goals. … For instance, it’s hard to get solid, comparable numbers across all countries on everything from maternal mortality to how well girls are transitioning from school into jobs to what assets women own. In some cases — domestic violence against women is a classic example — many countries don’t consider gathering this data a top concern…” (Aizenman, 9/22).