This post is my way of elaborating my ‘aha’ moment as someone who deals in data on a daily basis.

Both data creators and data analyzers in most organizations are not the same person/profile. Those who are data creators have different needs and create ‘data’ that helps them in getting their work done efficiently.

However, data analyzers though they may understand the data creators process are not necessarily analyzing for factors of efficiency when analyzing data. They may be more interested in the data for how it can be analyzed to bring about effectiveness. This tension between creation from a efficiency point of view and analysis for assessing effectiveness exists in most organizations and ways of managing is defined by the organizational culture.

The incentives for data creators may derive legitimacy from a culture of delivering with minimal transaction costs of time, resources and effort. Data analyzers have their ‘…own norms and standards for the imagination of data’ (Lisa Gitelman, 2011). Interpretation is the heart and soul of data analysis. Be it at the design stage for those creating data or at the analysis stage those who look for patterns and connections.

As long as both who deal in data understand this important aspect, neither will claim their work as the business of facts but rather of interpretation.

 

The 58th Commission on the Status of Women is currently underway in New York, USA. It started on the 10th of March and will go on till 21st of March. This annual meeting of hundreds of women, men, government officials, ministers, national delegations, girl’s groups, boy’s groups, NGOs, and other stake-holders at the United Nations is to discuss this year’s priority theme, Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Inevitably there are a whole host of new initiatives and campaigns that are launched/announced at this annual meeting. This year I have started my own ‘campaign’ to gather information about all the campaigns both launched and mentioned during #CSW58 and compile them in one place. This is an incomplete list in all likelihood but my hope is that I will be able to get people to leave comments with those that are missing from this compilation to help me along!

So lets get started shall we!

Campaigns @ CSW58

Tweets about the various campaigns launched or mentioned at CSW58.

  1. European Commission campaign: Science its a girl thing
  2. Campaign to build on equality, based on the stereotypes you are trying to fight. “Science: It’s a girl thing!”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g032MPrSjFA 
  3. ITU's campaign: Girls in ICT Day 24 April
  4. UN Women campaign: He for She heforshe.org
  5. UN Women campaign: Beijing+20
  6. From the NGO briefing, “#Empoweringwomen is empowering humanity” an upcoming @Unwomen campaign. @WomenNC @womenlive #CSW58
  7. Zim gvt launched campaign against rape and women continue to demand stiffer sentences for rapists@FemnetProg#CSW58@263Chat
  8. The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean
  9. Unbreakable Campaign by Progressio  http://www.progressio.org.uk/unbreakable 
  10. Our campaign action has been handed in to @JustineGreening at the #CSW58! Thank you to all for taking action pic.twitter.com/yBteWUU8cy
  11. Plan Global: Because I am a Girl  http://plan-international.org/girls/ 
  12. .@PlanGlobal‘s #BecauseIAmAGirl Campaign looked to support 4million girls directly through programs #csw58 #vawg
  13. BanBossy banbossy.com
  14. SG's UNiTE Campaign
  15. Cities4CEDAW campaign una-sf.org/blog/
  16. 16 Days of Activism campaign
  17. Balakrishnan: The 16 Days campaign from @CWGL_Rutgers has been on going for 20 years. #CSW58 #WSW2015 #WILPF100
  18. Vlogs by Mandem On The Wall's bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/26545056
  19. Say No to Exploitation of Humans for Profit campaign
  20. Global campaign “Say No to Exploitation of Humans for Profit” launches Mar 13 11:30EST, rm C (CB) UN Headquarters #CSW58 @TIATaskForce
  21. Equal Pay Day Campaign: equal-pay-day.com/
  22. Equal Pay Day Campaign- if women in N.A. made same as men= $430,000 in her lifetime! #CSW58 pic.twitter.com/2u2kHIbxUT
  23. A 12 year old twin Sister & Brother just addressed the room to start their campaign to stop and END #FGM #Inspiring #YoungVoices #CSW58
  24. Men Care campaign mencare.org
  25. The impetus for the MenCare campaign: to address the unfair care work divide, & because, men gravitate towards the idea. #MenCarePlus #CSW58
  26. Unite 4 Education campaign
  27. World Pulse's 'Women weave the web' campaign: bit.ly/1fCOxLd
  28. .@WorldPulse currently doing a campaign around digital access, literacy & empowerment; want girls & women to write & speak out. #CSW58
  29. Intel's She will connect campaign
  30. @phumzileunwomen : @UN_Women & Intel are now partnering in the “She Will Connect” to encourage the use of #ICTs for women and girls- #CSW58
  31. Microsoft's Big Dream movement
  32. @Empower_Women Rane Johnson of @Microsoft announces launch of Big Dream Movement to support women & girls interested in #ICT careers #CSW58
  33. Let Girls' Lead Campaign letgirlslead.org/
  34. At the global launch of ¡PODER! which highlights the work of @LetGirlsLead in Guatemala! #CSW58 #letgirlslead pic.twitter.com/UQjKBDALCM
  35. Cyber safe girl cybersafegirl.ca/
  36. With 3 of 4 Atlantic Ministers respon for Status of Women @ cyber safe girl launch, amazing leaders #CSW58 #cybergirl pic.twitter.com/z8efz4D3oD
  37. International Women's Media Foundation  http://www.iwmf.org/get-involved/advocacy/ 
  38. @ #CSW58 side event on #women, ICTs and #pressfreedom. @IWMF will launch global survey on violence against female journalists
  39. ISIS's linking the networks campaign bit.ly/1g2Oiic