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Ilaria Capua will attend the UN World Data Forum

October 4, 2021

The United Nations World Data Forum 2021 (UNWDF 2021) is confirmed to take place from 3 to 6 October 2021 in Bern, Switzerland in a hybrid format.

Ilaria Capua will attend the A3.15 session scheduled on October 5th from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM The legacy of COVID-19: mobilizing gender data to deliver better science

Moving from gender data to gendered policies and impacts. UN Women will present on their multicountry study of violence against women and the gendered socio-economic impacts under the pandemic. Findings from this work indicate that women’s job/income loss was associated with an increase in unpaid domestic and care work disproportionately shouldered by women. Aside from the negative effects on women’s mental and emotional well-being, results also indicate that women who reported feeling unsafe at home was mainly due to abuse from other adults in their household. This presentation will conclude with insights on how this research can be used to affect policy and gender budgeting.


The UN World Data Forum brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.

United Nations World Data Forum 2021