Why data matters in advancing gender equality

July 14, 2022

To raise awareness on the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2021, Public Pulse project opened a call for Gender-sensitive Data Stories Competition. The goal was to mark the campaign by engaging and mobilizing students and young researchers to utilize 20 Public Pulse datasets and bring a gender-perspective to data analysis and reporting through data storytelling. 

Students enrolled in either BA or MA studies from all Kosovo Universities were eligible to apply. The story criteria, which was evaluated by a professional panel, was based on data accuracy, strength of the gender perspective streamlined, and intersectionality.  

It is our pleasure to share with you the winning paper by Melisa Ramadani titled: 
Women and migration in Kosovo: Exploring the data 
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign is held every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day with a call to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence. 

Public Pulse is a UNDP Kosovo flagship publication which provides timely data on institutional and socio-economic stability while serving as an essential analytical tool for building social cohesion and development efforts. The Public Pulse will measure Kosovans' satisfaction with executive, legislative and judicial institutions, as well as democratization, economic development, environment, and social acceptance trends in Kosovo.