Identifying and addressing gender disparities as a key tenet of our strategy and grantmaking.
The Rockefeller Foundation sees gender equality as more than just a human right, but as an economic and development imperative. Only by making explicit the strong connection between pervasive cultural gender norms and gender inequalities, will we be able to achieve fully workable, equitable solutions to many of the world’s most pressing problems. To that end, we apply a gender lens to all work, including climate resilience and agriculture, while supporting women as agents of change.
How can we close the gender gap?
The issue of gender in climate change may sound general, but it represents repeated, heartbreaking experiences…, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
“Leaning in” is only part of the prescription—women must also “reach out” and embrace…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
The growth of the information communications technology sector in Africa has created a new wave of opportunity…, Former Program Associate
In lower-income countries, such as Nigeria and Uganda, there has been a rise in the introduction of new, anti-LGBT…, Sr. Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation
We look at every initiative we put into development with an eye toward uncovering the social norms, gender roles…, Deputy Speechwriter, The Rockefeller Foundation