The variables fall under nine themes, including physical security, which covers health and violence; economic security; and maternal security, which includes topics such as maternal and infant health care and availability of family planning.
The interface is simple, allowing the user to sort by country, variable, year of data collection or publication, and data source. The tables that display the results of usersâ€™ data queries are easy to view and print. ….
In addition to providing data tables, the site allows many of the variables to be mapped using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Three sample GIS maps are currently available; color-coded by nation, they display levels of womenâ€™s physical security, trafficking of women, and sex ratios (revealing countries with disproportionately large numbers of male children).
ArcGIS Online (currently Beta) provides a series of 2D maps and 3D globes that can be accessed with ArcGIS applications – for example, with ArcGIS Explorer, ArcMap, ArcGlobe, ArcReader, or Web mapping applications that you create with ArcGIS Server.
From their homepage:
Aluka is a not-for-profit international collaboration of educational and cultural institutions. Our mission is to build a high-quality scholarly resource of materials from and about Africa. We seek to attract contributed collections about Africa from institutions and individuals around the world.