Sex-disaggregation of Social Media Posts: Understanding Sustainable Development Through A Gendered Lens

Topic: Big Data
Type: Report
Author: UN Global Pulse Date: March 2016

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How do the priorities of women & men differ on topics related to sustainable development? @UNGlobalPulse, @Data2X,...

Women and men have different sustainable development priorities; for example, women might prioritize gender equality, while men might prioritize protection of land and water.

This report describes one method for understanding the differences in sustainable development priorities: sex-disaggregating social media data. 

In partnership with Data2X and Leiden University‚Äôs Centre for Innovation, UN Global Pulse developed open source software that sex-disaggregates Twitter posts. One possible application of this software is to better understand the different experiences of women and men on topics related to sustainable development. 

The tool shows several examples of the insights that can be gleaned about the differences between how men and women discuss global development on social media. 

Read the report here.

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How do the priorities of women & men differ on topics related to sustainable development? @UNGlobalPulse, @Data2X, & @UniLeiden collaborated to find out. https://www.data2x.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Sex-Disaggregation-of-Social-Media-Posts.pdf

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