EVENT: Launch of a Public-Private Partnership to Support Gender-Responsive SDGs Monitoring and Accountability

UN Women’s new Flagship Programme Initiative "Making Every Woman and Girl Count" is holding an official launch event on Wednesday 21 September, from 1:15pm to 2:30pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Please see the attached event flyer for further details about the event and our featured guest speakers. For those unable to attend, remote participation will be possible via >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality at Gates Foundation

Please view full job posting and apply here.  Responsibilities: Assist the Director, Gender Equality, in driving the Gender Equality cross-foundation vision: The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will work with the Director, Gender Equality to develop a cross-foundation Statement of Commitment and associated programmatic theory of change on gender equality and the empowerment of women >> Read more

NEWS: Gates Foundation announces $80 million commitment to close gender data gaps

THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $80 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CLOSE GENDER DATA GAPS AND ACCELERATE PROGRESS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS New initiative will promote gender equality and support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SEATTLE/COPENHAGEN (May 17, 2016) – In her keynote speech today at the Women Deliver conference in >> Read more

[UPDATED] Call for concept notes: Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP 2)

The International Food Policy Research Institute has received a second round of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to adapt and validate a measure of women’s empowerment that agricultural development projects can use to diagnose key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related >> Read more

Funding Opportunity: Gates Foundation launches new Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges, including one related to gender and development: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development - focusing on a rigorous understanding of  women’s and girls’ needs and preferences and gender inequalities and supporting new approaches to promote women’s and >> Read more

New article from Melinda Gates: “Putting women and girls at the center of development”

The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations do not focus on women’s empowerment, they neglect the fact that empowered women have the potential to transform their societies. I also review the Gates >> Read more