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Opening Up SDG 5: How much data is available on Gender Equality?
18 June 2020 - 16:00 CEST

Achieving gender equality without having access to all relevant data is a hard task. Access Info’s research has found that in Europe, on average, little more than half (57%) of the SDG gender-related data is published.

In this webinar aimed at statisticians, policy makers, civil society organisations working on gender issues and everyone interested in having access to data in order to make better decisions!

We will discuss why there is a lack of data, and of common methodologies for data collection, in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We will examine why, in many countries, there is no data on hidden problems such as Female Genital Mutilation and why, even more strikingly, we don’t have data that should be easy to collect, such as how many women are in managerial position or are elected to local government assemblies.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. Without good data, it’s impossible to track progress towards this goal.

In this webinar, Access Info Europe will bring together experts from statistics offices and civil society organisations to debate the challenges facing collection of gender data, and the examine the data needs of policy makers and CSOs.

Through this webinar we will:

• Identify key data gaps on gender equality in Europe.
• Identify main challenges for the collection of gender equality data both at EU and national level.
• Share best practices for a better data collection and publication.
• Identify how to improve SDG data collection with a special focus on gender equality data.


• Alexandra Wegscheider-Pichler, National Focal Point for SDG-Indicators at Statistik Austria
• Chiara Cosentino, Head of Policy & Advocacy at End FGM European Network
• Helen Darbishire, Executive Director at Access Info Europe

More speakers to be confirmed soon!

Jun 18, 2020 04:00 PM in Madrid

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