International Women’s Day 2023

Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society (UN Women).

As a UK development research funder, we want to promote full access to and participation in research for women and girls around the world. We are proud to invest in world-class projects and partnerships to reduce gender inequalities.

Learn more about our impact and hear from the women who continue to lead ground-breaking research and innovation and inspire future generations.

Preserving traditions through empowerment

The cultural heritage of native people in the Pernambuco region provides invaluable knowledge of how to live sustainably. Local women’s organisations need to be strengthened in order to retain and share this knowledge. The Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) project, implemented by a collective of universities, provides small grants that seek to boost the capacity of these local organisations.

‘On the shoulders of the women’ – gendered perspectives on research in Jordan and Egypt

This article draws on a virtual focus group discussion on gender equality between female researchers from Egypt and Jordan. The conversation looked deep beyond the surface on what issues cause gender inequality in the middle east. Is it cultural, institutional, or sectoral? It aims to provide a perspective from Middle Eastern women in science, who share their reflections on practices of gender equality (or the lack of) in the research and science fields.

Lessons earned: women researchers and innovators share their advice




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