Stories Behind the Data

In all six of our focus countries, powerful stories illustrate the role of girls’ and women’s movements and gender equality champions from all sectors in using data and evidence to drive change on key SDG issues.

From evidence to action: focus on gender-based violence

From evidence to action: focus on gender-based violence

As we mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, EM2030 seeks to share insights from its Global Advocates Survey on the issue of gender-based violence.

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Lobbying for women´s rights to health and well-being

Lobbying for women´s rights to health and well-being

Aminata has been a passionate advocate for the protection of children since 1990 when she had the opportunity to represent Senegal at the UN Summit in West Africa when she was just 12 years old.

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When pregnancy ends education: Data to keep girls in school

When pregnancy ends education: Data to keep girls in school

A major driver in drop-out rates for girls in school is linked to child marriage, especially at secondary  level. Diarra and her teacher collect data at school to tackle the issue in their community.

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Paving the way for a new generation

Paving the way for a new generation

Together with her mother, Laura pushes for progress on gender equality in El Salvador. She uses radio and video to share her opinions about child rights in her community.

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Advocating for rights of women displaced by the conflict

Advocating for rights of women displaced by the conflict

"I want to dedicate my time and energy to land rights for women and forced displacement as a result of the armed conflict."

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“We need to know what must be done”

“We need to know what must be done”

I am the only girl in my community to go to high school, amongst a school of 300 students. It was hard at first, especially as everyone would say to me, ‘she’s going to get pregnant and eventually drop out’.

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The power of a woman’s movement in advocating for land rights

The power of a woman’s movement in advocating for land rights

In Kenya, once a woman becomes a widow she runs the risk of losing her land. Alice and GROOTS Kenya collected data on land ownership to change this.

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Using data to increase women’s access to government services

Using data to increase women’s access to government services

Sukaesih experienced gender based violence in her marriage for six years. She joined a community women’s group to help girls in her situation and to push for better access to government services.

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Feminist men advocating for women’s rights

Feminist men advocating for women’s rights

My name is Aggry. I am a champion for female empowerment and increasing women’s participation in leadership roles here in Kakamega in the west of Kenya.

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Stopping gender-based violence through videos

Stopping gender-based violence through videos

Rekha joined Video Volunteers as a way to highlight issues related to gender-based violence and discrimination taking place in her hometown in India.

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Women are claiming back their rights in Colombia

Women are claiming back their rights in Colombia

As a result of her experiences in the height of the armed conflict in Colombia, Margarita has dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights and liberties.

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Changing the community through video

Changing the community through video

I interview community members and produce videos to highlight local issues in our areas and to tell stories on behalf of women and girls.

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