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What is the gender data gap and why does it matter?

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our event is a conversation about the topics raised in the book “Invisible women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men” by Caroline Criado Perez.

We work at the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, and the aim of our centre is to improve health and care with data. It is hugely important that we have the data we need to understand and solve health problems. The lack of data about women exposed in this book is very concerning, because it means that health innovations do not benefit everyone in society equally. The aim of our event is to raise awareness of this issue, get people thinking about how data or lack of data affects their lives, and discuss ways to improve the situation.

The event will take place at the Kino Café Bar in the Belmont Filmhouse (49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS), an informal space with comfortable seating and refreshments for sale. It will be open to the general public and our target audience is 20-30 people. It is not required that people have read the book, as we will introduce the topics presented in the book before we facilitate the discussion.

Venue

Kino Café Bar Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB101JS