Data Collection

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WHO: Differentiating Sex and Gender in Data Collection

The article featured in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), argues that clearly differentiating between the terms “sex” and “gender” is critical for accurately tracking progress on global health initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality. Sex generally refers to biological characteristics, while gender refers to socially constructed roles and norms, though both can exist […]

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The need for feminist intersectionality in digital health

In this article, you will find information on the importance of incorporating a feminist approach into digital health. The authors disclose that while women frequently use digital health tools, women from marginalized areas, including those from low socioeconomic status or ethnic minorities, are often underrepresented. Furthermore, you will find information and interesting discussions on the […]

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Patchy signals: Capturing women’s voices in mobile phone surveys of rural India

In this article, the authors examine the challenges faced by women in rural India in accessing and utilizing mobile technology, especially mobile phone surveys. The authors discuss the socio-cultural barriers, such as male gatekeeping of technology and gender norms, that delay women’s access to mobile phones. This article also addresses the importance of privacy and […]

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A Global Call to Action for Gender-Inclusive Data Collection and Use

This policy brief shows the need for more inclusive gender data collection in global health and development programs. In this brief, you will find information on how current binary male-female data metrics render transgender and gender diverse people invisible and how this exclusion propagates harmful discrimination and health disparities.  The brief provides insight on practices […]

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The new Building Responsive Investments in Data for Gender Equality (BRIDGE) Tool

The BRIDGE Tool assessment consists of four key components: For additional information about the project and for questions about any of the products above, please contact Lorenz Noe and Tawheeda Wahabzada at Open Data Watch.

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Verbal Autopsies to Increase Gender Equity in Mortality Statistics

Globally, most deaths occur at home or other locations outside of health facilities, and often go unreported. This is particularly the case in countries with underdeveloped and under resourced civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. In many countries, people who die outside of health facilities are also experiencing structural inequalities and have poorer access […]

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