The Wikigender Online Discussion on data gaps in gender equality closed with a debate on political participation

The Wikigender discussion about Data Gaps on Gender Equality was organised by the OECD in association with the EU-LAC Foundation, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Foundation, Paris21 and HBSC.

In its third and final week, the online discussion was focused on Women's civic and political participation, regarding what type of data should be used to measure this kind of participation and how new technologies can be used to better map women’s collective action.

The discussion, open from 27 January to 14 February, culminated with 87 comments in total.

The last contributions made agreed on the lack of indicators on women’s collective action and the need for a global push for harmonization on key questions such as attitudes towards female political participation.

Some questions, such as potential for cooperation between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean in gender equality or the lack of  data about vulnerable women in Latin America continue to require further discussion.

The outcomes of the Wikigender discussion will be synthesized in a final report and presented at a side event organized by the OECD Development Centre, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in March 2014, during the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.

All the contributions to the discussion and the final conclusions will be published in a synthesis report available soon on

To access to a summary of the results of the third week’s discussion on women's civic and political participation please click here.