Women and men should be presented side by side to facilitate comparisons.
Women should always be presented before men.
The words women/men and girls/boys should be used instead of females and males (which have a biological connotation) whenever possible.
When data are presented to a broader audience, numbers should be rounded to 1,000, 100 or 10 and percentages to integers, to facilitate the comparison between women and men
The gender-blind total should be deleted in tables and graphs to facilitate comparisons between women and men.
In tables, align alphabetic text, such as labels, left. Align numeric values right, usually on the rightmost digit. If numeric values are decimals, align them on the decimal point.
Charts that give clear, visual information should be used instead of tables whenever possible.
Too many categories should be avoided in pie charts and stacked bars.
Use the same color for women along all charts
Preference should always be given to a simple layout in designing charts:
Only one type of gridline, either vertical or horizontal should be used, or not at all;
Ticks are not necessary on the axis representing a qualitative variable;
Labels for values presented inside a graph are distracting and redundant;
Graphs with a third unnecessary dimension are misleading.