Gender Defenders Data Workshop, Istanbul

The workshop brought together organisations and activists involved in collecting and reporting evidence on gender-based violence, discrimination, and sexual harassment from across the globe. The thematic focus was based on the recent emergence of numerous advocacy platforms that make use of GBV and harassment data, such as Harassmap and Blank Noise. The one-day consultation tested the practical implications of the Coverage process: creating networks and future collaborations by identifying common standards, resources, and best practices for managing data across a variety of contexts and project modalities. Participants stressed

  • the importance of building bridges between various organisations, activists, and academia through convenings and in-depth network processes, including the role of CIVICUS as a civil society alliance.
  • the need to collaborate in methodologies and focus on harmonization, while emphasizing both anonymization and data security.
  • proper data collection methods as the basis for successful use of data in campaigning.

Click here for the Engine Room’s blog post detailing the event.