illustrationGreensm2The Power of Data:

How Women- and Gender-Focused Research Organizations

Can Advance SDG 5

 

Date: March 16, 2016 • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Presenters: Layli Maparyn, Ph.D., Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Shiv Datt Sharma, Ph.D.
Location: Church Center United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York, NY 10017

Moderated by:
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women

Featuring:
PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact, Global Fund for Women
Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Training in Gender and Family (CIGEF), University of Cape Verde
Shiv Datt Sharma, Gender and Sexuality Trainer, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University, India
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, Wellesley Centers for Women

20160316 095030Rigorous research measurement, disaggregated data, and gender-informed interpretive frameworks are essential to advancing women’s and girls’ equality and empowerment. For research to be effective in moving the needle on social change, we need women- and gender-focused research institutes all around the world. Their ability to work both independently and in collaboration with governments helps to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. A panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls presented "The Power of Data: How Women- and Gender-Focused Research Organizations Can Advance SDG 5” during this parallel event. The speakers engaged in vigorous conversation about how women-and-gender research institutes around the world can and should serve as key partners in advancing development and other social change initiatives. They also shared examples of work from their individual centers which could frame ways NGOs and other actors can access and collect data.

This parallel event was part of the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women.

 

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Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

  • Maparyan introduces speakers, frames the importance of women- and gender-focused research organizations in the journey to advance SDG 5, and gives some background on the Wellesley Centers for Women. 
  • 09:31 min.
  • Presentation Slides

 

Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, Wellesley Centers for Women

  • Williams discusses her work with the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, her collaborative research style, and how research can - and must - lead to social change. 
  • 11:29 min.
  • Presentation Slides

 

Shiv Datt Sharma, Gender and Sexuality Trainer, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University, India

  • Sharma reviews examples of studies done in India to stress the importance of non-governmental research organizations, qualitative data, the need to include multiple perspectives in research, and disaggregated data. 
  • 15:48 min.
  • Presentation Slides

 

Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Training in Gender and Family (CIGEF), University of Cape Verde

  • Furtado discussed the importance of a cross-gender approach to social policies and offered examples of work being done by CIGEF in Cape Verde that aims to recommend policies for equality and equity. 
  • Furtado presented in Cape Verdean Creole - a Portuguese-based creole. Her presentation was translated into English by Paulo Borges
  • 20:28 min.
  • Presentation Slides in English
  • Presentation Slides in Cape Verdean Creole

 

PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact, Global Fund for Women

 

Question and Answer Session

 

 

Listen to the 2014 presentation, "The Power of Data: How Research Advances Social Change for Women and Girls."

 

 
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