Gender Data Repository

Photo: UN Women
Photo: UN Women

UN Women East and Southern Africa digital gender data repository refers to a collation of regional and global gender data resources, including data sources, research reports, and case studies that highlight the use of gender data on their portals. The repository provides a collection of UN Women global gender data portals, UN Women East and Southern Africa knowledge products and external gender data portals availed for access and use by various stakeholders in the gender advocacy and policy formulation. The various portals showcase guidelines and tools that organizations can use to collect and analyze gender-disaggregated data. Overall, the repository serves as a critical resource for policymakers, researchers, and organizations working towards gender equality by being a knowledge hub on gender data.

The use of digital gender data is essential in creating policies and programs that are gender-responsive and equitable.

Other Gender Data Portals

GDR by Africa Development Bank


This portal currently provides data on gender indicators for all countries in Africa. Data on 79 gender indicators from National surveys, Statistical estimates and other robust sources are available. To access the portal please click here 

Gender Data by World Bank

The Gender Data Portal is an initiative of the World Bank Group that provides access to a wide range of gender-related indicators and data across various sectors, such as health, education, labor force participation, and more. The portal allows users to explore and download gender data from around the world. To access it click here

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that works to build better policies for better lives. Their goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity, and well-being for all. They draw on 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.  The portal has relevant data on to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity, and wellbeing for all. To access it click here

Data2X is a civil society organization and gender data alliance, working with partners to improve the production and use of gender data through strategic partnerships, research, advocacy, and communications. This portal is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability, and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide. To access it click here

European Institute for Gender Equality

This is a portal developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality which is an independent center and the primary source for information on gender equality in the European Union. The database contains gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level. It is aimed at providing statistical evidence which can be used to support and complement the European Commission’s (EC) Strategy on Gender Equality and support the Member States to monitor their progress. To access it click here

Equal Measures 2030

Equal Measures 2030 is a collaboration of national, regional, and global leaders from feminist networks, civil society, international development, and the private sector. This portal advocates for data and evidence with advocacy and action on gender equality to transform the lives of women and girls to realize the SDGs. To access it click here

The Global Gender Statistics Programme

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. This portal has data on latest available gender data and assessment of progress towards gender equality. To access the portal please click here 

Stats for Gender

Genspect created Stats for Gender. They believe that the public has a right to reliable gender data, intuitively categorized, and phrased in simple, jargon-free terms. They want those who are questioning their gender to have full access to the facts and want their families, friends and loved ones to be able to see the bigger picture. To access the portal please click here

Under Gender Statistics, they label all statistics that in an adequate way, describe and reflect the inequalities and differences in various situations of men and women in all areas and aspects of life. Gender Statistics plays an important role as it records all sorts of data and other characteristics by sex in order to indicate those inequalities or differences and recording specific issue-related data can reveal in what way one sex more is affected than the other. To access the portal please click here 

Bloomberg: The Gender Equality Index

The Gender-Equality Index (GEI) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting. This portal publicly releases detailed, consistent, and comparable gender-related data. To access it please click here 

The Gender Data Lab

GenderDataLab is a digital common resource. It's an original project by DigitalFems with the support of The Data Place, School of Feminism, and many others. This portal is an Open-Source project to generate a community of shared knowledge, data models and gender topics open to everyone. To access it please click here

Gender Equality Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, Is coordinating the efforts both for United Nations agencies and cooperation organizations involved, and of national machineries for the advancement of women and national statistical institutes of the countries of the region. The Observatory will provide annual reports offering a diagnosis of inequalities between men and women in key areas such as: Paid and unpaid work, time use and poverty, Access to decision-making and political representation, Gender violence, Health, and reproductive rights. To access the portal please click here

Equilo is a revolutionary web-based app that automates the gender analysis process, instantly gathering and synthesizing the most up-to-date gender data. Harnessing big data, deep analytics, and machine learning, Equilo provides a better, faster, and more cost-effective way to uncover and address gender issues in countries, projects, and markets. Their gender analysis tools instantly provide analysis and action planning using the most up-to-date data on gender equality in 30 sectors in every country in the world. To access it please click here

The World Bank's Gender Data Portal makes the latest gender statistics accessible through compelling narratives and data visualizations to improve the understanding of gender data and facilitate analyses that inform policy choices. To access the portal please click here

Asian Development bank s working across Asia and the Pacific to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, reduce poverty, and contribute to green, equitable, and inclusive development. They offer gender statistics for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, covering various sectors and indicators. This portal has data on latest available gender data and assessment of progress towards gender equality. To access the portal please click here

The global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries. Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advance of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries. The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To access the portal please click here

Gender data by

Center for Global development gender data portal is known for its research and analysis on gender-related issues in the field of international development. They produce reports, and articles that explore gender disparities, women's empowerment, and related topics, their research often includes data and statistical analysis to support their findings and recommendations. To access this portal please click here

The Gender Statistics Database provides a broad overview of statistics on gender as well as information on the various aspects of (in)equality between women and men. These include indicators referred to the EU Strategy for Equality between Women and Men (2010-2015) and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Equality. Moreover, it is possible to access the Gender Equality Index Scores on the same platform. To access the portal please click here

This is the official website of the United Nations providing information on the latest available gender data and assessment of progress towards gender equality. Trends and Statistics compiles 100 data stories that provide a snapshot of the state of gender equality worldwide. Presented on an interactive portal, the report analyses 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 as well as the impact of COVID-19. To access the portal please click here

The Nordic gender equality indicators is a collection of 33 indicators selected to illustrate the Nordic region from a gender perspective. The indicators are selected from existing topics in the database and describe the status of gender equality regarding demography, family and care, health, education, labour market, income, as well as power and influence. To access the portal please click here

Gender data by

Focus 2030 has brought together key data on each of the six Action Coalitions of the Forum: Gender-Based Violence; Economic Justice and Rights; Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); Feminist Action for Climate Justice; Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality; and Feminist Movements and Leadership. Two sections, on gender disparities in education and financing for gender equality. To access the portal please click here