Statistics on Women and Gender : International
International Gender Web Sources
Gender Equality Data and Statistics Provides data from a variety of sources. The portal is searchable by country or region, and serves as a gateway to further information from the The World Bank. Other useful parts of The World Bank's site:
- E-Atlas of Gender allows users to map and graph dozens of gender indicators over time and across countries.
- Countries feature allows you to narrow down to a specific region or nation
- Open Knowledge Repository for thousands of free publications
- Global Gender Gap is an annual report from the World Economic Forum with country-by-country listings for numerous indicators.
- Gender Parity The world must accelerate progress on closing the gender gap. How?
- Women and Work Follows a series of views from the frontline of the global gender debate.
Eldis, a gateway to information on economic development and related topics, and many statistics-laden documents, articles, etc.
- Gender Resources Guide by topic or country
- 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is Eldis' update on gender issues
WIDNET: Women in Development Network offers statistics on regional, country-by-country population, family, household, health, education, labor, and political power information compiled by the International Labour Organization, the UN, and other sources.
WomanStats Project compiles qualitative and quantitative data on over 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries. The database is free but requires an account and log in.
- Codebook to understand the database's codes and their abbreviations.
- Maps help visualize the statistical data
- Research Papers written by and about international women
WomenWatch gateway to United Nations curated news and events on gender equality. Some useful features include:
CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
International Social Survey Programme The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research.