Lack of gender data hurting women

Data systems the only way to change lives of women and children pushed into extreme poverty
Lack of gender data hurting women, children

What you need to know:

  • Although gender disaggregated data illuminates gender inequalities, governments are yet to invest much towards collating information on the most vulnerable.
  • Because of lack of data, global approaches do not take into consideration the real needs of women and children.
  • Data influences development of innovations like cash transfers programs, early warning systems and focus based financing.
  • Governments should invest in data systems as it is the only way to change the lives of the 42-66 million people pushed into extreme poverty, with women, children and adolescents being disproportionately affected.

Women, children and adolescents would be left far behind even as the world progresses towards sustainable development if governments continue to fail to invest in gender disaggregated data.

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