BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION PLEDGE $170 MILLION TO HELP EMPOWER WOMEN ECONOMICALLY AND ENCOURAGE CHANGE

In a recent article published in Quartz, Melinda Gates highlighted the important role women have to play by stating; “when money flows into the hands of women who have the authority to use it, everything changes.” She also revealed that the Gates Foundation are pledging $170 Million to help to empower women economically and encourage change

Melinda highlighted that research shows that economic power is the most promising entry point for gender equality and giving money to women who have the authority to use it changes everything. Women’s economic empowerment is key to gender equality and families benefit when women control household finances.
Research shows that women are more likely than men to buy things that help their families out of poverty and spend it on nutritious food, health care and education.

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