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10 Dec 2018
We are delighted to inform our colleagues and partners that GIS has completed the report Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges, which explores the issue of women’s leadership in science. Through...
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25 Sep 2018
14 September 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched the 2018 Human Development Index (HDI) finding that, on average, people are living longer, are more educated and have greater income. At the same time, however, the HDI reports that “massive differences” remain across the world in people’s well-being. [...] The ‘Gender Development Index’ analyzes gaps in human development between men...
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23 Sep 2018
A sustainable development goal gender index to track progress for girls and women and to measure gender equality across the issues covered in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched earlier this week in New York. The index aims to help women across sectors measure progress on the gender equality aspects of the SDGs and to use data, stories and evidence to hold...
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08 Aug 2018
Ten women entrepreneurs have been selected as the first cohort entering the POWERED Accelerator program — a first-of-its-kind accelerator focusing on women-led businesses in the energy value chain, in an effort to address twin Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7). The innovators will receive financial and business support to develop...
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02 Aug 2018
Three years into the Sustainable Development Goals — 17 global goals set by the United Nations — many countries’ policy makers are developing domestic legislation that will help them reach environmental targets, from cutting carbon emissions to improving clean water and sanitation. But when it comes to environmental research and action, weighing the options to reach policy decisions relies on...