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Leveraging Data for Gender Equality

Data Feminism Network

Leading a cultural movement toward equitable and gender-sensitive data practices

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The fight for gender equality is the fight against all forms of oppression.

Data is a form of power for those who have the resources to collect and analyze it.

Encoded human prejudice and bias in data can amplify forms of discrimination that have limited certain groups for generations. While data shows great promise, it can further embed unequal distributions of power that subordinate minoritized groups.

Bias in data perpetuates inequalities, such as through hiring processes, medical care, and criminal justice systems.

Our Mission

Our mission is to expand knowledge of data feminism to promote equitable and gender-sensitive data systems for better, more inclusive decision making.

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We work to cultivate a society where everyone benefits equitably from data and technology
Quotation Mark

"Data Feminism is a way of thinking about data that’s informed by direct experience, commitment to action, and intersectional feminist thought." 

- Catherine D’Ignazio & Lauren F. Klein, 

Data Feminism

Quotation Mark

"The truth is that around the world, women continue to be disadvantaged by a working culture that is based on the ideological belief that male needs are universal."

- Caroline Criado-Perez, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Quotation Mark

"If advocacy for women and girls is about giving voice to the voiceless – gathering and analyzing data is about making the invisible visible."

- Melinda Gates,

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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