This course on Communicating Statistics on Women's Economic Empowerment is designed to help journalists and statisticians report on the different status of women and men in the economy and the challenges to inclusive economic empowerment. The 12 sessions of this course introduce the concept of economic empowerment, guide participants on the data needed to explore this topic, and provide advice on how to produce engaging stories around gender data to highlight the need for women's economic empowerment.
This course was developed by PARIS21 in collaboration with UN Women as part of the 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' initiative. Working globally, 'Women Count' is transforming statistical systems to be more gender responsive, connecting gender data communities, and influencing evidence-based policy changes to change the lives of women and girls.
A certificate by UN Women and PARIS21 is available upon completion.
Journalists and statisticians are the main target audiences for this course, however the content is open and accessible to anyone who is looking to improve their understanding of gender statistics and develop their data communication skills. In addition to joint sessions on key issues and themes, the course includes dedicated sessions for journalists and statisticians individually for more targeted content delivery. These sessions are clearly designated in the course outline, but remain open to all participants. Each learning session concludes with a short quiz to facilitate content retention.
Participants who undertake the course on communicating statistics on women's economic empowerment will learn:
- How gender impacts the economic opportunities of women and men and what data is needed to explore these differences
- How to use and explain economic statistics in a gender-sensitive manner that empowers women
- How to produce data stories or reports that promote gender equality and women's economic empowerment