Clinton, Bloomberg: Data Will Help Women's Issues

Clinton, Bloomberg: Data Will Help Women's Issues

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:00am

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg teamed up Monday to highlight the power of information in helping women worldwide and to promote a joint effort to gather more data on their health, workplace roles, childbirth and other facets of their lives.

Clinton, who presumably would be the favorite to become the Democrats' 2016 presidential nominee were she to run, has long championed the need for more information to help women and girls whose hardships may go overlooked or inadequately addressed because of a lack of data.

"If you don't measure, you can't manage," she said at a news conference held at the Manhattan headquarters of the billionaire ex-mayor's philanthropic foundation. "You can't understand what the problem is, if you don't have a good grasp of what the facts and figures are."

Clinton formed the initiative, called "Data 2x" in 2012, and has teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies and the United Nations Foundation to fill in the data gaps. She said it isn't enough for these problems to be thought of as human rights issues or moral problems.

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Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News. He is the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for cities and climate change.

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