DESPITE DECADES OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS, THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIETAL GAPS BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN REMAIN VAST.
EQUALITY CHANGES EVERYTHING
If women worldwide had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20–30% and raise total agricultural output by 2.5–4%. (World Bank)
A child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to live past age five. (USAID)
Each year of secondary education may reduce the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by 5% or more in many countries. (World Bank)
Each girl that graduates from high school is 3 times less likely to have HIV. (Global Campaign for Education)
Babies born to women who are in their 20s and 30s face death rates that are 30% lower than babies born to teenage mothers. (UNFPA)
Meeting the existing demand for family planning services would reduce maternal deaths by more than 20%.(UNFPA)
Women reinvest up to 90% of their earnings back into their households. (FAO)
HOW DO WE TACKLE
Achieving sustainable progress in advancing gender equality requires efforts that ensure girls and women are safe, supported and visible.
Our purpose is to foster an inclusive world where every girl and woman enjoys full rights and equal opportunities. Our mission to invest in audacious solutions that accelerate sustainable social change.
We want women and girls to realize that the world today is constantly opening up new possibilities for them.
FOUNDING PATRON, THE WOMANITY FOUNDATION