Statistical Data vs Participative Data

Data is important for informed policy-making. But how is the data collected? What is its source? Is there a possibility that the data has been manipulated for political reasons? What is the narrative associated with a particular set of data? The long-term consequences of data collection and preservation could prove to be an infringement of privacy.

There is insufficient data on sexual violence against women, especially migrant women (foreign domestic workers). Most incidents are not reported. Thus, the gravity of the situation is not reflected accurately. 

Data on migration is weak. This is further complicated by irregular migration. Data available in developing countries is weak. These are a rich source of potential migrants. In the developing world, where there is a large and growing informal sector, is there a way to share expertise and best practices in the collection and preservation of data?

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