Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clinton and Gates Foundations to Measure Global Progress for Women And Girls

Clinton Foundation And Gates Foundation Partner To Measure Global Progress For Women And Girls

New York, NY
Press Release
Today the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to gather and analyze data about the status of women and girls' participation around the world, as part of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative. The partnership was announced during a discussion between Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda Gates hosted by New York University and moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
The partnership teams the Foundations to work with leading technology partners to collect these data and compile them into a compelling and publicly accessible review that will identify the progress that has been made, and the gaps that remain, in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. It will also provide evidence of the strong connection between rights and opportunities for women and girls and prosperity, stability and security around the world. 

The data will be released in digital and written forms as part of a progress report in 2015 in advance of the anniversary of the Beijing Conference.

In order to narrow the gender gap and advance the status of girls and women, girls and women must be counted.  Data not only measures progress—it inspires it. 

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