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What Women Can Do Right Now To Advocate For Gender Equality

Melinda Gates created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company, to advance social progress in the United States, enabling better lives for more people. Their primary mission is for every individual to have an equal opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of others.  In June of this year, they joined with other funders to launch the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, which will provide forty million dollars to support big, bold solutions to expand women’s power and influence in the United States. 

The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is a chance to put resources behind people and ideas that don’t often get the support they need. In the United States, gender equality is chronically underfunded. In fact, the arts receive nearly five times more private charitable funding than women’s issues according to data from

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25 years after UN women’s meeting, equality remains distant

UNITED NATIONS — Twenty-five years ago, the world’s nations came together to make sure that half of Earth’s population gained the rights, power and status of the other half. It hasn’t happened yet. And it won’t anytime soon.

In today’s more divided, conservative and still very male-dominated world, top U.N. officials say the hope of achieving equality for women remains a distant goal.

“Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. Last week, in his address at the virtual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly, he said the COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls the hardest.

“Unless we act now,” he said, “gender equality could be set back by decades.”

Ahead of Thursday’s high-level meeting to commemorate the landmark 1995 U.N. women’s conference in Beijing, the head of the U.N. agency charged

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25 Years After UN Women’s Meeting, Equality Remains Distant | World News

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, the world’s nations came together to make sure that half of Earth’s population gained the rights, power and status of the other half. It hasn’t happened yet. And it won’t anytime soon.

In today’s more divided, conservative and still very male-dominated world, top U.N. officials say the hope of achieving equality for women remains a distant goal.

“Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. Last week, in his address at the virtual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly, he said the COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls the hardest.

“Unless we act now,” he said, “gender equality could be set back by decades.”

Ahead of Thursday’s high-level meeting to commemorate the landmark 1995 U.N. women’s conference in Beijing,

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