Hillary Clinton spurs ‘gender data revolution’by The Daily Eye Team January 28 2015, 2:58 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 51 secs
Through Data2x, Clinton unveiled new partnerships to improve data collection and help address gender issues around the world. There’s not much news in Hillary Clinton getting on a stage to champion women and girls. The former First Lady turned former Secretary of State turned rumored presidential candidate has made the economic progress of women a priority throughout her career. Yet after years of finding her efforts being met with mostly indifference, Clinton is perfecting her approach. On Monday, Clinton announced six new partnerships with global organizations to power a “gender data revolution.”Data2X, an initiative announced by Clinton in 2012, is working to use data to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. An initiative led by the United Nations Foundation with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, Data2x provides a platform for global leaders to foster greater collaboration on the topic of gender data in global development.