Who We Are
Why gender, why data, why now?
Equal Measures 2030 – an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership – envisions a world where gender equality is achieved, and every girl and woman counts and is counted. To achieve this, we connect data and evidence with advocacy and action, helping to fuel progress towards gender equality.
That means, in part, making sure girls’ and women’s movements, advocates, and decision makers have easy-to-use data and evidence to guide efforts to reach the transformational agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and leave no one behind.
The partnership is a joint effort of leading regional and global organizations from civil society, and the development and private sectors, including: Asia-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (Arrow), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), KPMG International, ONE Campaign, Plan International and Women Deliver.
Maximizing each partners’ strength, global reach and diverse experience, we are coming together to tell the story of progress (and lack thereof) for girls and women against the promises and commitments in the Global Goals.
Together, we are measuring progress for girls and women to ensure governments deliver on their promises for equality by 2030.
Why is evidence and data so important?
For Equal Measures 2030, connecting evidence to action means using existing gender equality-related data, supporting calls to fill data gaps, and training and equipping advocates to use data and evidence in their efforts to call for accountability on SDG commitments.
When advocates and decision makers have the evidence they need we can better ensure girls’ and women’s rights become and remain a priority on the development and policy agenda and in pursuit of the SDGs.