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At our DFN lounges we chat with industry leaders and data experts about the past, present, and future of data equity. 

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Previous Event Recordings
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Leveraging Data for Girls' Education in Emergencies

with Nadia Ahidjo, Programme Manager Girls' Education in Emergencies at Equal Measures 2030

A discussion on girls' education in emergencies (EiE). Nadia Ahidjo explores why education systems need to be data-driven and gender responsive, the importance of engaging women's rights organizations (WROs) in EiE, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gender Data Projects - Collecting, Analyzing & Taking Action

with Tara Cookson, Assistant Professor of Gender, Development & Global Public Policy at the University of British Columbia | Co-founder of Ladysmith

A discussion on the importance and execution of gender data projects with a focus on Ladysmith's current project, Cosas de Mujeres. Cosas de Mujeres is a Whatsapp-supported platform that connects women with services that respond to and prevent gender-based violence (GBV) whilst also generating actionable data surrounding women's experiences with GBV.

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Feminism Needs Men &
Men Need Feminism

with Dr. Michael Flood, Researcher on men, masculinities, and violence prevention

Dr. Michael Flood argues we won’t make progress towards gender equality without men’s support because gender inequality is a problem for, and about, men. 

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Data for Inclusion

with Silvana Fumega, Research and Policy Lead at the Latin American Initiative for Open Data (ILDA)

Without the right data, designing policies that offer solutions to diverse groups of people is incredibly difficult. Silvana shares frameworks for inclusive data practices, the consequences of binary data categories, and the ways in which data serves as a form of power.

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Redefining How Poverty Is Measured

with Joanna Lindner-Pradela, Director of Knowledge Translation and Equality Insights at the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)

While traditional poverty measures focus mainly on money, people experiencing poverty say there are many other factors that are keeping them poor. Joanna walks us through her team’s work on a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty.

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The Importance and Power
of Data-Driven Feminist Movements

with Amanda Austin, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Equal Measures 2030

The critical role that feminist movements play in the promotion of gender equality is increasingly well documented. Amanda introduces us to what's possible when data and evidence are used by feminist movements.

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Big Data and Gender in the Age of COVID-19

with Anita Raj, Nabamallika Dehingia, & Arnab Dey, UC San Diego

An exploration of how big data - such as Twitter data and Google Trends - can help fill gaps in traditional data collection and provide unique insights into a range of issues affecting women and girls. 

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Claiming Women's Space

with Nobukhosi Dlamini, Founder of Bahati Tech and GIFT Foundation

A discussion on how to encourage women and girls to join and remain in STEM Industries.

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Data Feminism 101

with Naomi Nyamweya, Research Officer at Malala Fund

An introduction to data feminism - a feminist framework for thinking about data science and ethics. 

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Gender Data 101

with Neeraja Penumetcha, Senior Manager, Programs and Operations at Data2x, United Nations Foundation

A discussion about the past, present, and future of gender data and its role in creating a more just and equitable society.

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Introduction to Gender Data

with Ali Dunn, Founder of Data Feminism Network

What is gender data and why does it matter? Ali answers these questions and more in her presentation. 

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