Gender Equity at William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Founded with the mission of “Scholarship and Science for Social Change,” we have been a trailblazer for innovation in the fields of family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics for almost 25 years. We have a strong track record of positive impact – whether we are supporting local partner capacity or translating science and evidence into policies, programs, and practice.
We are committed to accelerating progress toward a more gender-equal world by breaking down any barriers that keep women and girls from being fully active participants in society.
While Gender Equity is deeply integrated throughout our five Global Programs, we are highlighting it as a specific focus of our research, programmatic, and advocacy efforts.
Our work is focused on addressing health disparities among marginalized populations – such as women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals – who are disproportionately affected by poverty, violence, and discrimination.
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Championing Gender Equity: A Crucial Pathway to Comprehensive Health and Development
This is in line with our ongoing expansion from a largely family planning focus to the broader SRHR and other related health and development areas.
From supporting efforts to provide easier access to SRHR services to making sure women are active change agents in their communities by serving in policy-making bodies, Gender Equity will be elevated as a key component in all our Global Programs going forward.
This is because of our strong belief that true gender equity can serve as a gateway for improving multiple health outcomes.
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Philip Anglewicz, PhD
VICE CHAIR FOR RESEARCH, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Philip Anglewicz, PhD, MA, studies demographic change in Sub-Saharan Africa, looking at topics like contraceptive use dynamics, internal migration, aging, and the response to infectious disease.