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Reports, databases and archives relating to gender equality and women's human rights

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  • Left Behind -- Girls' Education in Africa
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages: English  | French | Spanish
    What would your life be like with only five years of schooling? For many African girls, this is the most education they can expect and they are the lucky ones. Across the region, 28 million girls roughly between the ages of 6 and 15 are not in school, and many will never even set foot in a classroom. UNESCO UIS. 2015.

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children
    http://www.unicef.org/ ] Languages: ArabicEnglish  | French | Spanish
    Interpersonal violence in all its forms has a grave effect on children: Violence undermines children's future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries. Where relevant, data are disaggregated by age and sex, to provide insights into risk and protective factors. UNICEF. 2014.

  • Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
    http://www.un.org/ ] Languages: Arabic | ChineseEnglish  | French | Russian
    The MDG report is based on comprehensive official statistics and provides the most up-to-date summary of all Goals and their targets at global and regional levels, with additional national statistics available online. Results show that concentrated efforts to achieve MDG targets by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector are working to lift people out of extreme poverty and improve their futures. UN. 2014.

  • Gender Statistics
    http://www.un.org/ ] Languages: English
    Following the recommendations by the United Nations Statistical Commission (decision 42/102), and as reported to its forty-fourth session (E/CN.3/2013/10), the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics through its Advisory Group on Global Gender Statistics and Indicators Database, including experts from national statistical systems and international agencies, identified a minimum set of gender indicators composed of 52 quantitative indicators grouped into three tiers and 11 qualitative indicators covering national norms and laws on gender equality. UN.

  • Mind the Gap: Gender & Education
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English  | French | Spanish
    A new online tool highlighting the progress and pitfalls of girls' and women's education around the world. UNESCO. UIS.

  • UNESCO Fact Sheet on Women in Science
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English  | French
    Women and men tend to take different career paths and the research field is no exception. Overall, women account for a minority of the world's researchers. Despite the growing demand for cross nationally comparable statistics on women in science, national data and their use in policymaking often remain limited. This document presents global and regional profiles pinpointing where women thrive in this sector and where they are under-represented. UNESCO. UIS.

  • The Global Education Digest
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English | French
    The Global Education Digest presents the latest education statistics worldwide. UNESCO. UIS.

  • Gender Equality Data and Statistics
    http://datatopics.worldbank.org/gender/ ] Languages:  English 
    This gender data portal is a one-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources. Data at the country level are organized under six thematic headings, which are aligned to the themes identified by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics. The World Bank.


  • World Bank eAtlas of Gender
    http://www.app.collinsindicate.com/worldbankatlas-gender/en-us ] Languages:  English 
    This World Bank eAtlas of Gender, the latest in a suite of user-friendly, interactive electronic atlases, allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries.

  • UNdata
    data.un.org ] Languages:  English 
    UNdata is a data access system to UN databases that brings UN statistical data within easy reach of users through a single entry point (http://data.un.org/). The UN-system has accumulated over the past 60 years an impressive amount of information. UNdata, developed by the Statistics Division of UN DESA, is a powerful tool, which brings this