In the fall of 2020, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) released a report with recommendations on how to collect, store, use and disclose disaggregated data in a way that furthers the aims of equity and justice without reinforcing marginalization.
Disaggregated data is important because when policy, practice and law are based on statistics, silences and omissions in data can cost human lives, human well-being and human rights. On the other hand, collecting data can cause numerous harms if not done well. This brief summarizes BCOHRC’s recommendations for mitigating those potential harms.
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Or read the full report:
Disaggregated demographic data collection in British Columbia: The grandmother perspective