WomanStats Project

WomenStats Project
Monday, August 31, 2009 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
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The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The Project facilitates understanding the linkage between the situation of women and the security of nation-states.

We comb the extant literature and conduct expert interviews to find qualitative and quantitative information on over 260 indicators of women's status in 174 countries. The database expands daily, and access to it is free of charge.

The Project began in 2001, and today includes five principal investigators at three universities, as well as a team of up to twenty graduate and undergraduate data extractors.

The Project focuses primarily on data from governments (especially that data submitted to UN human rights bodies), non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, and country or topic experts.

The data collected includes laws, statistics, statements of general fact made by experts and authorities, anecdotes, interpretation and other information.

The database is searchable by country or by variable (i.e., issue area). The codebook (list of variables) will be your useful guide to the data available and how it is grouped within the database.

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