While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Through the programs below, we examine how gender is constructed in different cultural contexts, and begin to build out possible mechanisms by which a more equitable world can be constructed.
Ensuring Access to Education for Girls
Journey to Sri Lanka and learn about efforts underway to ensure equitable access to education for girls in the post-conflict era.
Rebuilding Social Contracts
As Colombia’s economy rapidly changes, traditional gender roles are being reexamined, putting pressure on men and women alike.