Building the Gender Data Lab

We’ve been working with the civic sector in Barcelona to highlight important data about gender discrimination and bias.

Digital Fems is a Barcelona-based civic group that aims to reflect on what women contribute in technological environments, and put in place mechanisms that help increase the visibility of women in these environments.

The group approached us to help build an open data repository for data around gender inequality as part of a new campaign; however, recent events meant they also used the platform to highlight gender disparity in outcomes surrounding the current coronavirus pandemic.

We built the open data platform for them and also advised on some data modelling issues to help the open data be more effectively reused. We hope that this platform will be used by other related groups to help pool their data on these important topics.

You can view the gender data lab at https://genderdatalab.thedata.place/.