It is a critical time for strategic collective action and investments to support, scale up, and sustain equitable social, economic and institutional change for girls and women. Feminism must be globalized."
Womens' Rights, an area of research, advocacy and action, deserves much greater investment and effort.
investing in women’s empowerment is one of the most effective ways to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some believe it is the single most effective way. See blog written by Dr. Jain and Radhika Shah highlighting opportune time for philanthropy and investors to innovation, collaboration across public-private sectors, and scaling collective impact for women.
The SDGs are global goals for collective action. The urgency to eliminate some of the worst conditions of human-kind and yet access and avail of some of the most advanced technology, innovations and global momentum has never been more pressing. How do we ensure the greatest possible impact and most effectively address all SDGs, given the current global context, and wisdom amassed to date?
Women’s health and human rights remains one of the most urgent issues of our time where innovative effective models of change deserve to be supported and expanded to amass enormous collective impact – the need is paramount, and resources and services dangerously scarce.
Half the world’s population is women, estimated at 3 billion, 70% residing in developing countries, living in conditions of utmost destitute, deprivation and disempowerment from pre-birth through life... see the original blog for details.
Supporting What Works
Funding scalable evidence-based innovations, policies’ enforcement, collaborative knowledge, and data sharing across diverse systems within countries are essential to achieving women’s rights. Capitalizing on multidisciplinary multi-pronged strategies, social entrepreneurship, is a powerful approach with mounting evidence of effectiveness that deserves greater support. It is a critical time for strategic collective action and investments to support, scale up, and sustain equitable social, economic and institutional change for girls and women. Feminism must be globalized.
Sonia Jain, Dr.PH