UN Women was able to strengthen their applied research by making use of big data and technology. In Chile, radio mining provided information on attitudes towards migrants in local communities and challenges facing migrant women. These findings went into a report that was requested by the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality in Chile and UN Women used the experience to inform the development of strategies on social cohesion programming.
The result in another case was a methodological guide to help country teams conduct studies to expose violence against women in politics on social media. Combining UN Women’s expertise in gender and political participation with Global Pulse’s data science knowledge led to a more structured methodology for such studies and a framework for social media analysis of violence against women. The guide is now being shared across UN Women’s network of offices in the Latin American and Caribbean region for future application.