There are many gender gaps in the world we live in, and one of them has to do with data. The gender data gap not only exists, but it also feeds and deepens other gaps. Here are some initiatives trying to track it where it happens and hopefully minimize it.
What Is the Gender Data Gap, and Why Does it Matter?
There’s a lack of information about how half of the population experiences the world. Being aware of what can’t be seen (at first) is important to reflect the world more accurately in the news.
Hot off the Press: The Gender Data Gap
Here’s a selection of pieces that caught our attention in relation to the “gender data gap,” our focus theme in February 2023.
Women & Peace : Four Reports for Inspiration
Want to dig deeper for good data and stories? Here’s a selection of three general reports that will get you started, as well as one exploring how gender and peace also intersect with the climate crisis.
Women & Climate: Six Hard-Hitting Figures
Climate change exacerbates existing inequalities. Here are some key numbers that show some of the ways it affects women. For contrast, we also take a look at a couple of figures of how (under-)represented women are at leadership roles.
Osprey Orielle Lake: “There Is a Real Lack in Gender Reporting on the Climate Crisis”
The founder of Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network International shares her COP27 expectations and hopes, and a few resources to better tackle the gender angle when covering climate stories.