The session will highlight how Big Data can provide new insights to protect, empower and invest in women and girls. Big Data presents a myriad of opportunities to improve the wellbeing of girls and women, especially in countries where traditional data is scarce.
These opportunities are not always easy to take advantage of though. The value of Big Data to address gender questions is often not recognized due to representativeness, and much of the data available does not indicate a person’s gender. During this brainstorming session Pulse Lab Kampala and Data2X, together with gender experts and other practitioners attending the EDD, aim to identify appropriate pathways for using Big Data to tackle gender discrimination, and find innovative methods to disaggregate different types of Big Data.