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Making Every Woman and Girl Count: A Public-Private Partnership to close gender data gaps for SDGs monitoring and accountability

  • UN Headquarters (ECOSOC Chamber) New York, New York USA (map)

Hosted by:
UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia


A newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women’s “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” programme will be launched on 21 September  at an event jointly organized by UN Women, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X (United Nations Foundation) and the Government of Australia.

The programme seeks to address the urgent need to increase availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights in order to inform policy and decision making. Currently, there is a huge data gap—from the complete lack of statistics on how many women and girls live in poverty, to inaccurate measures of women’s engagement in economic activities, based on sexist assumptions.