Gender Equality

Leymah Gbowee, executive director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University, and Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. The two Nobel Peace Laureates spoke backstage at the Gates Goalkeepers conference about the power of women and girls to create global change.

Columbia’s Leymah Gbowee Featured Speaker at Gates Goalkeepers Event

Gbowee discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s movements.

by |September 22, 2017
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Women may Bear the Brunt of Climate Change’s Impacts

The effects of climate change aren’t equitable from a gender perspective; women are generally disproportionately impacted by climate change in comparison to their male counterparts.

by |August 17, 2017
The team from the WOmen, Peace and Security Program talked to local women about their involvement in formal and informal processes of peacebuilding.

Women, Peace and Security Program Team Travels to Mozambique

Researchers from the Women, Peace and Security team believe that by learning about women’s everyday peace and security in the country, as well as women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes in Mozambique, the program can learn valuable lessons that will inform future research and educational programming.

by |April 25, 2017
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Empowering Girls by Learning About Puberty

When Sunita, a student in rural South India, got her period for the first time she was sure she was on the brink of death.

by |March 8, 2017
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For Women, a Search for Safety and Community in the City

For most people, home is where you feel the safest. In this post, Kaori Yoshida discusses women’s safety in cities through reflecting on topics of community building, root shock and gentrification.

by |August 11, 2016
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Facing the Challenges for Women in Science

Women scientists in the developing world face particular challenges tied to their societies’ cultures and institutional norms. In this video, five women attending an agricultural science conference last June in Zimbabwe talk about some of these challenges.

by |December 21, 2015
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Matching Funds Boost Contributions through Dec. 31

The Earth Institute will benefit this holiday season from a matching gift from dedicated donor Betsee Parker, who will match your contributions dollar for dollar up to $300,000 this holiday season.

by |December 3, 2014
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Teen Literacy in Nigeria is Lower in the North

In Nigeria, differences in adolescent literacy rates between states are striking—higher in the South and lower in the Northeast.

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Webinar Sept. 8 on Proposed Sustainable Development Goals

Researcher Magdalena A K Muir will present a live webinar, “The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Setting an Agenda for Sustainability,” as part of the Association for Environmental Studies and Educators Webinar Series.

by |August 21, 2014
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Our Fiscal Year Ends June 30: Donate Now to Help Us Finish Strong!

The end of our fiscal year is just one week away and we need your support more than ever. This year, the generosity of Earth Institute supporters allowed our award-winning scientists and researchers to pursue groundbreaking initiatives in the fields of earth and environmental sciences, ecology, engineering and architecture, law, medicine and public health, economics, political science, public policy, ethics and management, and more to advance global sustainable development.

by |June 26, 2014