Our Gender Equality Division works to achieve gender equality by integrating gender across the foundation’s global work and investing in women’s economic empowerment, women’s leadership, and removing the barriers for women and girls to thrive.
Gender equality is not a side issue. It is at the core of a stronger response, recovery, and a more resilient future.
The pandemic has affected millions around the world, with women among the hardest hit. As economies rebuild, new data show that when we prioritize solutions that help women, all people benefit.
Sign up for The Optimist newsletter
Subscribe to The Optimist to get updates on the latest in global health, gender equality, education, and more. Subscribing and completing your profile is the best way to stay up to date with the Gates Foundation, our partners, events, and other ways to stay connected.