Advancing the production, dissemination and openness of sex disaggregated data in Somalia - Event Report

Date
Saturday 6 March 2021
Time
10:00 (EAT)
Location
Online, Somalia (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Organisers
Linda Said, Hawa Feminist Coalition

On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising hundreds of events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to generous support from key funders, the Open Knowledge Foundation was able to support the running of more than 60 of these events via our mini-grants scheme.

This event received an Open Knowledge Foundation mini-grant thanks to support from Microsoft.

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How did your event celebrate open data?

Hawa Feminist Coalition organised an online event on March 6 2021 via Zoom with agenda of advancing the production, dissemination and openness of sex-disaggregated data in Somalia. The event held in online due to COVID-19 restrictions, was participated by 19 participants from UN, international NGOs and local NGOs as well as independent activists. The participants had interactive discussions covering the data gaps, weaknesses and the need to strengthen sex-disaggregated data in Somalia for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by 2030.

Lessons learned from your event

• Somalia is a country located on the horn of Africa, with a population of almost 14 million people. Although women and girls in Somalia consist of 50% of the country’s population, women and men are far from equal. 

• The gender inequality in Somalia is exacerbated by poverty, social class and harmful practices that violate the rights of women and girls. Today, women in Somalia are susceptible to gender-based violence and sexual violence, an issue that is heightened in areas of conflict. 

• The full adoption of sex-disaggregated data is less tapped in Somalia where gender equality is ranked fourth-lowest globally, maternal and infant mortality rates are also some of the highest in the world, and early marriage is prevalent. 

• Humanitarian sector shows progress on disaggregation of data by gender although it still needs further improvements. 

• Major vital services or projects led by the government are yet to fully apply disaggregation of data by gender with less than 21% of government's data shows some form of sex-disaggregation. 

• Private sector shows limited adoption of disaggregation of data by gender and some even see this to be less noteworthy. 

• There is incoherent collaboration between the government, private sector and civil society in adoption of disaggregation of data by gender. 

See full article here: https://femsom.org/hawa-feminist-coalition-advocates-promotion-of-sex-disaggregated-data-in-the-event-of-commemoration-of-open-data-day-2021/

Why do you love Open Data Day?

It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of sex-disaggregated data policies in government, business and civil society for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by 2030.

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