Gender inequality

'Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls'.

Gender bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life at its fullest. Political, economic and social equality for women will benefit all the world’s citizens. Together we can eradicate prejudice and work for equal rights and respect for all.

Our research is helping to end gender discrimination around the world, promoting the empowerment of women and girls so they have equal access to education, health care, decent working conditions and proper representation in political and economic decision-making. 

Projects available under this theme

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed. Projects for 2020 entry will be announced in December 2019.