September 12, 2014

Putting women and girls at the center of development

Written by Melinda French Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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 Foundation’s record on gender and propose some approaches to improve it.

Read the full article on Science Magazine’s website here.