Data for Gender Equality

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Data for Gender Equality

Summer 2020

Taught By: Ginette Azcona

Section: A

CRN: 2044

Credits: 3

We increasingly see the world through quantitative data. What data we use shapes how we understand the world – what we understand to be urgent social challenges and injustices, analyse their causes and imagine creative solutions. They play a key role in framing political discourses, informing policy making, and in monitoring progress. At the same time, the landscape of data has seen radical transformations in the last decade with the expanding use of big data and artificial intelligence, as well as moves to democratise data through community generated data. This course focuses on data used in promoting gender equality – whether in decision making, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, or mobilizing action. Students will learn how to critically assess data use and to develop the ability to use data effectively. The course includes: a review of the potential and limitations of conventional and non-conventional sources; detailed examination of gender data in employment, non-market and unpaid work, violence, health, poverty, education, access to justice, and more; ways that data collection methods build in gender biases. This course can be used to satisfy the methods requirement for SGPIA MA students or can be a Critical Tools class for SGPIA MS students.

This course is open to all Graduate students. Undergraduate students must request permission by contacting Fabiola Berdiel at

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:31am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 1:00pm - 3:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/5/2020 - 8/14/2020