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Statistics on Women and Gender : International

Gender statistics and data within general statistical resources as well as resources entirely on women/gender topics

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:

World Economic Forum

  • 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.

UNECE Statistical Database has a population and gender category listed. They also have a gender statistics information page.

Eldis, a gateway to information on economic development and related topics, and many statistics-laden documents, articles, etc. 

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:

UNData is the UN Statistical Division's portal to data sets from various UN agencies and is searchable across all of them. It includes a link to an alphabetical list of GenderInfo data sets.

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.