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'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say


Data reveal­s women in develo­ping countr­ies are primar­ily seen as wives and mother­sLONDON: “Sexist” data is making it harder to improve women and girls’ lives, the world’s leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday in an open letter. “The data we do have – data that policymakers depend on – is bad. You might even call it sexist,” Melinda Gates wrote in their annual letter discussing the work of their foundation, one of the largest private charities in the world. After Bill Gates letter, German envoy wants to see ‘Pakistan’s silicon valley’But data often does not take gender into account and is flawed by biased questions, said the husband and wife team behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Bringing visibility to girls and women is the first critical step in improving their lives.”Read full story


Source: The Express Tribune February 12, 2019 18:22 UTC



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