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There is an urgent need to make women and girls visible in data and statistics. We need to work in partnership to address the gender data gap in order to monitor progress towards, and achieve our commitments to gender equality.
- Natalia Norori
Natalia is an epidemiologist and social activist passionate about using data as a tool to reduce injustices in healthcare, and inform policy and public health response plans.
She has conducted research at the intersection of epidemiology and open data, mainly focusing on understanding the impact of migration on children ‘left-behind’, and on exploring the value of open data as a tool to provide insights on the critical challenges of migration and displacement. In 2021, she spoke at the United Nations Global Open Science Conference on Equity & Open.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Working in public health has brought to my attention that current disease control plans fall short of covering the needs of women affected by humanitarian crises. This is a systemic problem relevant to my community, and I am committed to using my skills to drive change.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I am proud of drafting recommendations to increase the representation of women and ethnic minorities in healthcare datasets to build fairer AI data tools. These recommendations have been translated into educational resources for the next generation of data activits and scholar, and will hopefully help transform how we work with data.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy being outside on a sunny day, making home cooked meals, and relaxing with a good tv show!
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Advanced/Native)
- Global Health (Covid-19, pandemic recovery)
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Think Big Scholar at University of Bristol
- UN Women UK CSW Delegate
- United Nations Keynote Speaker