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Reykjavik, Iceland, 11 November 2020 — Today, Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) and Tableau Foundation, a philanthropic initiative of Tableau Software, announced a new data journalism fellowship to help 15 aspiring journalists in India and Kenya gain skills and experience to tell stories through data that can make meaningful change for women and girls.

Unveiled at the Reykjavik Global Forum for Women Leaders, the new fellowship will provide a cohort of data journalists in both countries with Tableau’s industry-leading analytics platform, training, mentoring, and access to EM2030’s data and tools including the SDG Gender Index data.

Combining access to data with a full continuum of learning on data analysis and visualisation, and connections to local gender equality advocates, will enable these new data journalists to produce stories and content that drive change for women and girls. …


Por Danessa Luna, Directora Ejecutiva de ASOGEN

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ASOGEN (Asociación Generando Equidad, Liderazgo y Oportunidades) es una asociación de mujeres en Guatemala reconocidas por generar y facilitar espacios de participación ciudadana, liderazgo, análisis político, defensa y empoderamiento de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, con pertinencia cultural, equidad generacional y de género.

Una de las principales líneas de trabajo de la ASOGEN es la prevención y la atención de la violencia contra las mujeres, desde un enfoque de derechos humanos y feminista. Guatemala es uno de los peores países para las mujeres, a nivel global. …


By Danessa Luna, Executive Director of ASOGEN

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The Asociación Generando Equidad, Liderazgo y Oportunidades (ASOGEN) is an association of women in Guatemala recognised for generating and facilitating spaces for citizen participation, leadership, political analysis, defence and empowerment of women’s human rights with cultural relevance, generational, and gender equity.

One of ASOGEN’s main lines of work is the prevention of and attention to violence against women, from a human rights and feminist perspective. Guatemala is one of the worst countries for women globally. …


In conversation with Misiyah, Director of Institut KAPAL Perempuan: Eliminating the practise of child marriage in Indonesia

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A year has passed since the landmark move, a lot has happened in Indonesia. In September 2019, the Indonesian parliament unanimously voted to raise the legal minimum age of marriage for girls by three years to 19. Indonesian law previously allowed girls as young as age 16 and men at 19 to get married. An exception in the law were cases where parents could request religious courts or local officials to permit marriages of girls younger than 16. This disharmony in legal systems meant that in many cases there were no minimum age requirements for girls’ marriage. …


By Anne Connell, Senior Data Advisor, Equal Measures 2030

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29 October is Internet Day: access to the internet is skewed in favor of men.

Globally, 58% of men have access to internet, compared to 48% of women. Some women and girls simply lack internet at home, in their schools, or in their places of work — in part because of women’s overrepresentation in the informal economy, care work, and home-based work. For many, including in Europe and North America access is too expensive or service provision is severely limited in rural or underserved areas. …


By Alison Holder, Director, Equal Measures 2030

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It’s the first Global Goals Day of Factivism; a chance to embrace the facts that help us understand the state of our world as it is today. With Equal Measures 2030’s (EM2030) mission of connecting data and evidence with advocacy and action on gender equality, Factivism is why we exist.

Good Factivism requires good data, and this includes timely data. The partners behind today’s day of action (including TRENDS, GPSDD and Project Everyone) have shared an important up to date fact about the state of gender equality to remind us that men dominate positions of political power, holding 75% of Parliamentary seats globally. This fact resonates with the findings of EM2030’s SDG Gender Index: no country has yet reached gender equality and half of countries — home to 2.1 …


By Amanda Austin, Equal Measures 2030’s Head of Policy & Advocacy

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2020 is a year of upheaval. The [sense] of unease, uncertainty, and loss is pervasive. It is felt in all aspects of my life: as a working parent, a woman, an immigrant, and a social justice advocate. This is likewise true for my un(der)employed musician partner, for everyone I speak to among my family, my friends, and my colleagues living around the world.

With each day bringing headlines to make us shudder, we’re struggling to get from today to tomorrow without losing it. Trying to raise our heads above the waves can feel exhausting. …


Paula Trujillo Equal Measures 2030 Policy and Advocacy Advisor y Cecilia García Regional EM2030 Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

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En 2014, América Latina tenía una de las más altas representaciones de presidentas a nivel mundial, con Dilma Rousseff (Brasil), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Argentina), Michelle Bachelet (Chile) y Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica). ¿Las mujeres tomadoras de decisión han abierto el camino para la igualdad de género en los parlamentos y en la vida política de la región?

Cada 30 de junio se celebra el Día Internacional del Parlamentarismo. En este marco, destacamos la importancia de fortalecer y acelerar los esfuerzos para lograr la paridad de género en los parlamentos nacionales, y garantizar una práctica legislativa con perspectiva de género en la toma de decisiones en materia de política pública y presupuestal para contribuir al logro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), y específicamente, del ODS 5 “Igualdad de género”. …


By Hellen Malinga Apila, Regional Coordinator for Africa, Equal Measures 2030

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The Day of the African Child pays tribute to the Soweto Uprising, when ten thousand black school children marched to protest the poor quality of their education and demanded their right to be taught in their language.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, education has been interrupted for many African children. How is it affecting them, and particularly girls?

Since March 2020, incidence and infection reports indicating that children are currently accounting for approximately 10 percent of all COVID-19 infections [1]and anecdotal evidence shows that, until now, children who contract the virus appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates. …


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Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, ARROW

Our partner ARROW launched a Youth Survey Report and we caught up with their Executive Director, Sivananthi Thanenthiran, for a Q&A to unpack the findings.

The largest number of young people globally live in the Asia-Pacific region. Through this survey, what did you learn about the challenges they face, particularly young women, and how to ensure their participation in the Sustainable Development Goals implementation processes in the Asia Pacific Region?

The COVID-19 pandemic has really put the brakes on the vibrant participation of NGOs in the national, regional and global policy-making spaces. Yet decisions are made every day, policies are crafted, programmes for subsidies and funding (record amounts if I may say so) are being designed — all of this bypassing the participatory decision-making processes that civil society has tried to advocate for and integrate for the past three decades. …

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