How We Work
From evidence to action – moving the needle forward for girls and women
The Global Goals promise to leave no one behind. But millions of girls and women will continue to be invisible and excluded in 2030 without more and better gender-sensitive data to inform decisions and investments that can transform their lives.
And it’s not just girls and women as a whole – some groups of girls and women are left behind because they live in poverty, because of their ethnicity or religious background, their sexual orientation, because they’re living with disabilities, or other factors that lead to added disadvantage. We can shed light on the reality of girls and women who are being excluded or not counted if we are able to close the gender-related data gap through evidence, analysis, and storytelling.
Through our global data and analysis work, we aim to provide a global snapshot of the progress being made towards Global Goals for girls and women (from policies and outcomes to resourcing). And, in our initial six pilot countries (which include Colombia, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Senegal) we will make an in-depth analysis, drawing on a wide range of official and complementary data, research and story-gathering to understand where barriers impede progress and what can be done to address these constraints.
Combined with compelling storytelling, a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data can drive policymakers to recognise issues that have previously been ignored or prioritised. And where political will is lacking, a gender equality movement that engages the public with powerful stories and statistics can help build momentum to move an issue to the top of the policy agenda.