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Melinda Gates
Philanthropist, businesswoman, & global advocate for women & girls. Co-chair of the . Founder of Pivotal Ventures. Author of The Moment of Lift.
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Melinda Gates 12h
The data shows that breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant nutrition. But even in the best of times, it can be difficult for many mothers—and during a pandemic, it can be overwhelming. has advice on how to breastfeed during .
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"Digital divides reflect & amplify existing social, cultural & economic inequalities...in 2 out of every 3 countries, more men use the Internet than women." outlines 8 areas for advancing a safer, more equitable digital world. 📷: Prashant Panjiar
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Melinda Gates 16h
Access to contraceptives should be considered an essential service during the pandemic. Here’s why it matters so much:
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Melinda Gates Aug 4
Some exciting news about the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge: It just got bigger. Thanks to support from , we can increase the Challenge’s impact and support more bold ideas to expand women’s power & influence.
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Melinda Gates Aug 1
As hard as things are right now, I think we may encounter some moments of lift. I spoke with editor, for the about what gives me hope that we’ll build back a society that boosts everyone.
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Melinda Gates Jul 31
World leaders from South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to New Zealand’s and South Africa’s agree: “None of us is safe until all of us are safe.” Once a safe vaccine is successfully developed, access to it must be equitable.
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Melinda Gates Jul 30
“Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” — Rep. John Lewis
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Melinda Gates Jul 30
The world’s response is based on incomplete and sexist data. We need more and better data to understand the pandemic's effect on women and girls. Here's what countries can do.
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Melinda Gates Jul 29
You may already know some of their names: Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Frances E.W. Harper, Nannie Burroughs, and Mary Church Terrell. Make sure you know their stories and how they helped secure the vote for women.
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Melinda Gates Jul 28
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Truth Be Told, a special edition of Evoke, aims to tell a more complete story of the struggle for women’s voting rights, including the courageous leadership of Black activists in the movement.
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Melinda Gates Jul 27
We’ll emerge stronger from the pandemic by recognizing that women are not just victims of a broken world—they can be architects of a better one.
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Melinda Gates Jul 24
Multilateral organizations like the World Health Organization and the World Bank will be critical to the world’s recovery from . But so will local groups run by, and for, women.
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Melinda Gates Jul 23
"In everything we do—from how we define problems, to how we design solutions, to how we determine success—we will put gender right at the very heart." CEO writes about why gender is at the center of our work.
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Melinda Gates Jul 22
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And if you didn’t learn about the original 1848 conference in your history books, get a rundown on Evoke of the issues and individuals involved, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth.
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Melinda Gates Jul 22
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I encourage you to join a conversation about the significance and realities of the amendment through Seneca Falls Revisited, a conference to celebrate and mark the centennial of women’s suffrage.
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Melinda Gates Jul 22
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Of course, it would take another 40+ years for the amendment’s promise to be realized for many women. Many women of color were forced to spend several more decades fighting to exercise their right to vote.
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Melinda Gates Jul 22
This summer is a moment to reflect on the progress we’ve made toward gender equality—and the progress we have yet to make. August 18th will mark 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which, on paper, should have extended the right to vote to all American women.
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Melinda Gates Jul 21
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As bad as these existing inequities already were, COVID-19 is magnifying them. If we want to recover from this pandemic stronger, more prepared, and more equal, leaders must put women and girls at the center of their response.
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Melinda Gates Jul 21
“Economists have long acknowledged that gross domestic product...excludes all of this work, which is vital to the functioning of the global economy.” A great read on why we need to recognize all of the unpaid care work that women do day after day.
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Melinda Gates Jul 21
Although more men are dying of , the impacts of the crisis threaten to disproportionately affect women’s lives and livelihoods. I appreciated the chance to speak alongside about why the world’s response must meet the needs of women.
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