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  • No Economic Recovery Or Crisis Resilience Without Gender Data

    Contact: Dilly Severin |   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NO ECONOMIC RECOVERY OR CRISIS RESILIENCE WITHOUT GENDER DATA WASHINGTON, DC—As world leaders prepare to gather for the G20 Summit from October 30-31, Data2X is releasing two new reports that can assist leaders in crafting gender-sensitive responses to stimulating economic recovery and building the resilient data systems they are founded on—especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Around the world, the effects of COVID-19 have disproportionately affected women, girls, and marginalized communities. For example, while women comprise 39 percent of global employment, they represent 54 percent of pandemic-related job losses. Similarly, women-owned businesses were 1.4 times more vulnerable to closure than men-owned businesses as a result of COVID-19. These stark realities make the need for gender-sensitive and gender-data-informed recovery responses critical at a time when national data collection is disrupted, and during which National Statistical Offices are reporting…

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