Using the Gender Climate Tracker to understand the inclusion of women leaders pertaining to climate change policies
The Women’s Environment and Development Organization’s (WEDO) Gender Climate Tracker is a powerful tool to identify women leaders in decision making processes and to track the inclusion of gender or gender mandates in national climate policies. Users can filter national climate policies to see if there are references to gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender balance, or the vulnerability of women; users can also browse for data on the participation of women in climate change policy; and users can access country profiles for summary findings on gender in policy or the role of women decision makers. The Gender Climate Tracker—essentially serving as a “watchdog”—can ignite efforts for greater gender parity in climate-related decision making processes and the inclusion of gender in national policies. Developing stronger linkages of gender and climate change can pave the way for greater data collection efforts to monitor how women and girls are impacted by climate change.
Using Facebook’s Gender Disaggregated Displacement Maps
By enabling location services on a smartphone, Facebook Displacement Maps can gather information on users in the weeks and months after a natural disaster to assess displacement or resettlement of a population. Since Facebook already collects data on the gender of users, the data can also show how natural disasters can differentially impact men and women. It is important to acknowledge the potential biases in data as this relies on mobile phone ownership and usage, and there are existing gender gaps in ownership and usage of mobile phones. Additionally, other sampling biases can arise when economically vulnerable and other marginalized groups do not have adequate access to mobile phones and internet connectivity.