Why we have to #BeBoldForChange on reproductive health care

International Women's Day is a day both to celebrate the wonderful women in all of our lives, and to highlight those issues that harm, disadvantage or impact women and girls in particularly negative ways. A year on from starting this blog, we've explored a few of these issues, including political representation, the world of work, and …

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Yesterday, 21st January 2017, was a historic day. By current estimates, it was the day that over 4.7m women, men and children came out onto the streets around the world to stand together in support of women's rights. These estimates are according to the Women's March on Washington website and while crowd estimation is always …

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A century is too long to wait to close the gender wage gap

What a difference a century makes Returning to the World Economic Forum report that we talked about a few weeks ago, the shocking headline finding was that, based on current trends, it will take more than a century, 118 years to be exact, to close the gender wage gap! If we think about the great …

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Getting to the root of the problem: how statistics can hide women’s work

  Apologies for the slight delay in getting this next post out folks... a series of holiday mishaps kept me busy for longer than expected! In the last post we discussed the vital importance of agricultural particularly for women living in rural areas as well as the stark inequalities that women in agriculture face around the …

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Working in Agriculture: Unequal Inputs= Unequal Outcomes

In the first two posts on this blog we saw that women and men are not on an equal footing when it comes to political representation or to earnings. Last week, the World Economic Forum reminded us that currently, on average, women earn $10,000 less than men every year. Over the next few weeks we will …

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What can the WEF tell us about gender gaps?

Welcome to post 2 everyone! I hope you've been enjoying playing with the date sliders, maps and graphs on last week's data vis. The plan is that XYStats will bring you an original data visualisation once a fortnight. In between, I'll post some related content from other organisations that are producing and using global gender data. …

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Representation in National Parliament and the Gender Wage Gap

Link: Representation in National Parliament and the Gender Wage Gap For the inaugural post for this blog timed to release on International Women's Day 2016, it seemed fitting to chart the performance of the countries for which there is data against two of the most often cited indicators of gender equality, representation in national parliaments …

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