Accessing Reliable and Accurate Gender Data: A Journalist’s Dilemma

May 12, 2022
9:00 am GMT-0400 - 10:00 am GMT-0400


A Virtual Discussion Hosted by Internews the Health Journalism Network and the Earth Journalism Network

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When journalists struggle to access data, their reporting suffers, which is why the revamped World Bank Gender Data Portal is a great resource and starting point for research.

The portal makes it easier to access and explore gender data through interactive data visualizations and compelling narratives that convey gender gaps in a deeper and more tactical way to a wider target audience of policymakers, the research community, media, and civil society organizations (CSOs). This Portal has been a comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics and now has over 900 searchable indicators across 15 topics. The Portal recently underwent a major revamp to make data more accessible to a wider range of users. The new Portal features an indicator visualization tool that makes it easy to explore, download, and share the data and custom visualizations so you can add them directly into presentations and reports. It also has more narrative content through country profiles and data stories as well as new user-friendly topics.

On May 12, members of the Internews HJN and EJN will have an opportunity to explore the World Bank Gender Data Portal with some of the experts that helped to build it. Features that are helpful for journalists will be highlighted as will training resources available in multiple languages. We will also hear directly from local journalists who have recently produced stories on either a health topic or an environmental issue, that required them to gather and compare useful data to make sense of the story and assess its impact on the communities they report on.