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From Evidence to Action: How Can Policy Close the Gender Gap?

Join the Women in Public Service Project, Plan International USA, and the Environmental Change and Security Program for a timely conversation that will highlight major initiatives filling the gender data gap. These efforts seek to connect data to action, catalyzing effective interventions by advocates, policymakers, and implementers and fueling progress toward gender equality.

Date & Time

Jun. 8, 2017
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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From Evidence to Action: How Can Policy Close the Gender Gap?

Ambassador Deborah Birx and Global Experts Discuss Data and the Gender Gap

Current policy debates highlight the need for more hard evidence to identify problems, prove results, and change lives. But what happens when there are gaps in the data, particularly a lack of sex-diaggregated data? Will the gender data gap further marginalize women and girls?

Join the Women in Public Service Project, Plan International USA, and the Environmental Change and Security Program for a timely conversation that will highlight major initiatives filling the gender data gap. These efforts seek to connect data to action, catalyzing effective interventions by advocates, policymakers, and implementers and fueling progress toward gender equality.

The conversation will focus on existing efforts seeking to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action, hoping to fuel progress towards gender equality. These include the Women in Public Service Project's Global Women's Public Leadership Index, which explores where women are in policy and political globally across sectors at the national and sub-national level; Equal Measures 2030, which partners to fill gender data gaps across the women and girls agenda; and the data-driven PEPFAR DREAMS partnership. 

This event is part of a joint Wilson Center series with Plan International USA entitled “Leadership for Accelerating Progress for Women and Girls.” Learn more about Plan’s work here.

Cover Photo: World Bank Photo Collection via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


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Global Women's Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project will accelerate global progress towards women’s equal participation in policy and political leadership to create more dynamic and inclusive institutions that leverage the full potential of the world’s population to change the way global solutions are forged.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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