The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
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New from Columbia University, this collection of website snapshots of American womens magazines, At the moment there are 9 covering from 2017 onwards. Titles include: Seventeen, Glamour and Teen Vogue as well as the more academic Womens History Network website. It is possible to search or browse. Includes beauty and fashion features including advertising.
The latest report from Nesta, a foundation which focuses on innovation. Charts differences in R&D investment in different regions of the UK, It has an online data visualisation which examines this and makes suggestions for future development.
With the cancellation of face-to-face meetings some resources from this year are now online. They cover the theme Queering the Archive. Contributors include: Del LaGrace Volcano (visual artist), Jordy Rosenberg (writer and academic), Julietta Singh (writer and academic), Topher Campbell (filmmaker, writer and photographer), Mojisola Adebayo (playwright and performer) and Roma Havers (poet and performer). They include readings […]
The First of June is designated by the United Nations as Global Parents day so here are some quick research links: Are parents becoming older? Yes in the UK according to the ONS. The average age of mothers and fathers increased for the 10th consecutive year in 2018. The standardised mean age of both mothers and fathers […]
A useful guide from WAN-IFRA and Women in the news It aims to educate news rooms on gender stereotypes in the media and how to avoid them.
…was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify […]
Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution A digital archive of text multimedia and images curated by staff at the University of Warwick. It focuses upon popular culture, music, graffiti, cartoons and art and its link with the revolution and democracy. The site also contains timelines, essays and teachers guides.
A useful article with links to GPS data sources: How Facebook and Google Track Public’s Movement in Effort to Fight COVID-19
Worldwide portal launched by ILO It is considering employment and unemployment. Mention is also made on the impact and ability of national suppliers to collect statistics.