This seminar first aired live January 28th, 2022. 


  • Emily Courey Pryor and Neeraja Penumetcha, 
  • Srilatha Batliwala, CREA, India 
  • Adela Andrea Gonzalez Pacheco, Co-Founder Nuestra Flow, Colombia 
  • Nachale (Hua) Boonyapisomparn, Transgender Activist and Feminist Movement Builder, Thailand 
  • Leigh Ann Van Der Merwe, S.H.E. Feminist Collective, S. Africa 

Gender norms and stereotypes affect not only our health needs, exposure to health risks, and health-seeking behavior, but are also inextricably linked to health systems affecting how healthcare is delivered, the quality of care provided, who has access to it, how it is financed, as well as the policy and governance behind it all. Health systems, such as civil registries and mobile phone health data surveillance, need to be guided by complete, clean sex and gender-inclusive data in order to ensure all people’s health needs are considered in decision-making. 

Right now, we only have a partial snapshot of the lives of women and non-binary people and the constraints and inequalities they face because of gaps in gender health data worldwide. In this seminar, we hear an overview about gender data and why it matters, and then move into a moderated panel of regional experts discussing how the lack of gender health data has affected them and their respective communities.