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Gender & Sexuality Data
Specific data on gender and sexuality can be hard to find for a range of reasons, from the gender data gap to privacy issues. This page contains an overview of resources explaining data gaps and provides U.S. and international sources for available data.
If you need help, please contact one of the library liaisons for WGSS. We are happy to dig deeper and help over email or meet via Zoom for a research consultation.
Check the Finding Data tab on the LGBTQ Studies guide for additional options.
Resource Center from Data 2X
Collection of articles, reports, and a glossary with definitions for frequently used terms from a variety of sources including the UN, the OECD, and The World Bank.
SAGE Research Methods Online
Explore research methods and concepts to help design research projects. Can be used across many disciplines. Use Chrome or Firefox for Best Results.
COVID-19 and Gender Monitor
Data and reports from UN Women.
Sex, Gender and COVID-19 Project
A partnership of Global Health 50/50, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to provide the world’s largest database of sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19.
U.S. Data Sources
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Comprehensive collection and summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Data is downloadable to MS Excel.
Gender-Based Violence / Violence Against Women
Evaluating Available Data by Country
Open Data Inventory (ODIN)
Evaluates the coverage and openness of official statistics to identify gaps, promote open data policies, improve access, and encourage dialogue between national statistical offices (NSOs) and data users. Offers data profiles and recommendations for 187 countries.
International Data Sources
UN Women Data Hub
Provides interactive data dashboards, news, research publications, initiatives, fact sheets, and more.
The World's Women 2020 - Trends and Statistics
An interactive collection of data and stories from the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA). Taking COVID-19 into account, it presents the latest assessments of progress towards gender equality in six critical areas: population and families; health; education; economic empowerment and asset ownership; power and decision-making; and violence against women and the girl child.
World Health Organization
Search by topic for data and fact sheets on gender and sexuality.
Gender Inequality Index (GII)
Part of the Human Development Index from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Provides data measuring inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labor market.
Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI)
Part of the Human Development Index from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Resources
OECD Gender Data Portal
Offers selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health, development and governance covering OECD member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
From OECD's Development Centre measuring discrimination against women in social institutions across 180 countries.
Gender Data Portal from The World Bank
Offers the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering agency, demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life, and decision-making.
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