Mind the Gender Gap
In this long reportage, the Washington Post narrates how years of cultural preferences and government decrees, together with a modern medical technology, have created a gender imbalance on a continental scale in the two most populous nations of the world. Men are 70 million more than women in China and in India.
Scrolling through graphs and illustrations, with an innovative browser template, users can explore the reportage’s contents, divided into four sections that can be browsed individually: Village Life and Mental Health, Housing Prices and Savings Rates, Human Trafficking, Public Safety.
The long-form story underlines the widespread Chinese problem of “marriage markets”. Online, Chinese men are willing to pay up to 8000 dollars to find a wife coming from the surrounding Asian regions.
The issue of human trafficking is extremely actual in our world, and women are the main victims, often pressed into prostitution.
In one of our 2018 reportages, we had exposed shocking facts on the Nigeria-Italy traffic. More on the theme in this multimedia long-form story.
In this article of Data Journalism, the Guardian delves into the theme of gender pay gap.
Whatever the reason – that women are paid less for equal work, or that it is harder for women to achieve top positions in today’s society –, it poses deep problems at the level of equality and justice. The Guardian has investigated the theme trying to divide the gender pay gap by sector, producing interesting results.
Gender gap is an extremely transversal theme; it does not affect only certain sectors or areas of the world. The Guardian had also harshly criticised the Oscar ceremony, defined by the newspaper as “a 92-year history of gender gap”.
The South China Morning Post visualizes data from the McKinsey Global Institute and The Global Gender Gap Report in this feature article on the Asia-Pacific region.
It adopts an illustrated and interactive visualization to allow the user to browse data through the selection of six KPIs, represented by a flower’s petals.
Using the flower as a glyph is an excellent idea for a visualisation with a heterogeneous dataset. The OECD used a similar glyph to visualize their data on the life quality of the different countries of the world, as you can see in this page.
Among the in-depth material of the article, one element needs underlining. Data show the significant role of women among university talents in every Asia-Pacific region, but this fact does not result in an adequate leadership position in the world of work.