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What does the path for economic recovery from #Covid19 look like for women in rural India? For 1 entrepreneur Ruby, solar mini-grid powered electricity from @smartpowerorg helped her hire 10 women for a mask-making venture #EnergyEmpowers #MatterOfImpact: rockefellerfoundation.org/case-study/ent…
Digital technologies play an instrumental role in the fight against #Covid19. From fast response, epidemiological studies, to long-term management, our grantee @ACCESSHI looked at the role digital technology played in the fight with #Covid19 in their latest report.
The way forward for gender equity? "Feminist foreign policy presents an important pathway for enshrining rights & enabling sorely needed progress," write @lyricthompson & @SundaaJones in our latest #MatterOfImpact series: #Beijing25Roadmap rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/in-the-ye…
Alongside @AcumenAcademy, we partnered with universities to support startups like Green Source to scale their impact. Winning teams from @mitchallenge, @BigIdeasContest, @IIA_UMich, @resolutionproj, @USDCPC are discovering what it takes to drive change:
"I get beaten up for no fault of mine,” says a member of RF grantee @SEWAFed of her experience in quarantine. Women shoulder an increase in unpaid labor & caretaking during the #Covid19 crisis. Read Rekha's story in our latest #MatterOfImpact collection: rockefellerfoundation.org/case-study/sew…
We must change food systems to ensure equitable access to healthy diets. @Glo_PAN’s launched the report “Foresight 2.0 Future Food Systems,” analyzing effective practices for a more affordable and sustainable food system. Read their findings here 👉:bit.ly/3hXDnsbi
Solar mini-grids will help bring power to hundreds of millions of people around the 🌍 as well as be a pathway to the cleaner, greener & more equitable energy system of the future. RF's@emoconnorr spoke to@KatyTurNBCC and stressed the need for#ClimateActionn now.#EnergyEmpowerss
We convened 15 experts w/ @BrookingsGlobal to develop a set of priorities for advancing #SDG2, write RF's @roysteiner & @futureoffoodorg's @RuthOpenBlue. To bend the curve of diet-related diseases, hunger, & food/nutrition security, we must do these 3 things 👇#UNGAxRFF#17Roomss
We need #ClimateAction to catalyze the change we need now for an equitable, green recovery from #Covid19. RF's @BernasconiKohn will share how to accelerate a carbon market that maximizes finance for forest protection at @EmergentClimate today, 2 pm ET. #ClimateWeekNYC #UNGAxRF
Not only is the Baltimore Health Corps doing contact tracing for vulnerable communities and helping people break into the healthcare industry with a living wage, it's also providing free civil law services to help people get hired.
RF is proud to be one of @UNOCHA’s Humanitarian Data Exchange early funders. We believe in early stage support of promising & innovative ideas that can lead to scalable impact & foster strong partnerships to meet future issues like #Covid19. Read more: bit.ly/3kMkYjx twitter.com/UNOCHA/status/…
I’ve seen firsthand how transformative reliable electricity is for livelihoods and communities. Expanded energy access powered by solar mini-grids is key to a sustainable and equitable #Covid19 recovery. I shared more with @TRF_Climate in today's op-ed.⬇️ #SDG7 #UNGAxRF #17Rooms
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"Without electricity, you’re powerless in today’s global economy." Expanded energy access powered by solar mini-grids is key to a sustainable and equitable #Covid19 recovery explains @rajshah in a @TRF_Climate op-ed on #SDG7 👇 #UNGAxRFF#17Roomss#UNGAA#ClimateWeekk
Thank you Dr. Joan Benson and @CHESTRAD_global's #Tariro for including me in your conversation today about sustainably transforming African financing for children, girls, & women – The discussion about equity in health & tech was particularly interesting. #UNGAxRF
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The Founders of @BooksvilleGhana believe every child should be able to access books to broaden their understanding of the world. We partnered with 5 university competitions to support Booksville and other students launching ideas for a brighter future:
“Inequality stops when we bring women and girls into the space.” @NRaoMD explained the importance of inclusion within digital technology @CHESTRAD_global’s fireside conversation #UNGAxRF #UNGA
Learn more about Zero Gap, which aims to mobilize large-scale private investment toward sustainable development goals! 0️⃣➖ bit.ly/3008RYx twitter.com/RockefellerFdn…
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Thank you to @MetroLabNetwork for hosting an insightful panel with @OtisRolley, @MartinOMalley, @MitchLandrieu & @DrLeanaWen discussing the economic, equity, & health impacts of #Covid19 #MetroLab2020
"One important lesson in all this is how we need to be all in this together. When one group is somehow pitted as the enemy of the other, it leads to massive confusion." @DrLeanaWen live from @MetroLabNetwork #MetroLab2020
"The trauma of what we are dealing with is heartbreaking. But the reality is that so many people in this nation have been dealing with trauma before this #Covid19 crisis hit us. For us at the Foundation, it’s about an equitable recovery." - @OtisRolley live from @MetroLabNetwork
#Covid19 amplified what is broken in our system. So from a philanthropic standpoint, it is important that we push dollars not just into traditional institutions, but into communities themselves, to help them build up from this crisis.” @OtisRolley live from @MetroLabNetwork
#HappeningNow-- @OtisRolley, RF's Sr VP, joins the @MetroLabNetwork summit with @MartinOMalley @MitchLandrieu & @DrLeanaWen to discuss the economic, equity, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. #MetroLab2020Register: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Georgia has managed to have positive revenue growth for the second month in a row, but our grantee @GaBudget warns that with $600 unemployment benefits expired, that growth might be short lived.
"As we meet this unimagined moment of a Covid-19 crisis paired w a period of institutional & historical racial reckoning, we have a real chance... to achieve an unprecedented level of solidarity." @SundaaJones shares how in RF's #MatterOfImpact series: rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/a-moment-…
Renewable energy sources like solar mini-grids not only bring much needed power to rural areas, they help transform communities as a whole through better livelihood opportunities. Watch @smartpowerorg's new film to see how #EnergyEmpowers 👇
To fully realize the benefits of #AI for all will require #ClosingDataGaps with more equitable data. Learn more about our work with @LacunaFund: bit.ly/3cs5MoN twitter.com/LacunaFund/sta…
"The bitter truth is that your zip code & skin color can determine your risk for severe disease & death in 2020." The best protection against future health threats is a world where we protect & support our most vulnerable, says @jonoquick in a #17Rooms blog on #SDG3 ⬇️ #UNGAxRF
During @devex virtual conversation “Harnessing Data & Digital Technology” @NRaoMD explained the importance of strengthening health systems during a health crisis: “The pandemic is showing us opportunities for how we can build back better, build back stronger.” #UNGAxRF #UNGA
“We can actually ensure equity in everything that we do.” @NRaoMD emphasized how using data can ensure equitable access to public health during @devex virtual conversation #UNGAxRF #UNGA
“Thanks @devex for including RF’s @NRaoMD in today’s discussion: “Harnessing Data & Digital Technology.” #UNGAxRF #UNGA twitter.com/devex/status/1…
.@UnitedWay announced today that the #RideUnited initiative has delivered 1 million meals across the US. We are proud to support this initiative to deliver food and supplies for families in need. Read the press release here 👉:rockefellerfoundation.org/news/united-wa…o#MeetingThisMomentt
#MeetingThisMoment means alleviating harm on American workers right now and using the lessons we learn to improve the workplace of the future. Grantee @NelpNews is right, we have to ensure a safe and fair workplace.
Thanks to @HillaryClinton for her recorded introduction, @mbachelet, @MaEllenSirleaf, @patmitchell & @rajshah for an engaging discussion of gender equity, the #Beijing25Roadmap & accelerating progress for women & girls towards an inclusive, equitable recovery. #PostLive #UNGAxRF
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"We must convince men of the need for change," @MaEllenSirleaf tells #PostLive's @FrancesSSellers. "Until we can get men to sit together and recognize the role of women—unequal rights, discrimination, and violence will stop us from achieving our aims." #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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“What is the role of women leaders in a just and sustainable recovery?” @patmitchell asks. Through "data-driven & determined" leadership, @rajshah says, women are leading nations that have had 6x fewer #Covid19 deaths than other countries. #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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“How do you envision the next several months?” #TEDWomen cofounder @patmitchell asks. “For girls to go back to school, we need much cheaper, prevalent #Covid19 testing,” says @rajshah. "We’re helping make 150M+ rapid antigen tests available." #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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"We have lost in 25 weeks, and in some cases, 25 years of development towards making the world more equitable," says @rajshah on how #Covid19 is undermining progress on poverty reduction, gender equality, education, and many more objectives. #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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High Commissioner for @UNHumanRights @mbachelet: Any stereotype that says women aren't good leaders has been disproven by #Covid19 response by women leaders. Their innovative, transparent, decisive action has led to 8/12 successful responses. #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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"The #Beijing25Roadmap from RF and @giwps lays out a roadmap for global gender equality that I know will help us chart our path forward for the next 25 years and beyond." Read the report @HillaryClinton referred to during #PostLive: bit.ly/beijing25Roadm… #UNGAxRF
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.@HillaryClinton: "Amid #Covid19, an economic crisis, and a long-overdue reckoning with racism, the great unfinished business of the 21st century—expanding women’s rights, opportunities and full participation in society⁠—has a new urgency." #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap #PostLive
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Missed today's #PostLive conversation on advancing progress for women and girls? @mbachelet, @MaEllenSirleaf, & @rajshah spoke on where the most attention is needed to advance true equality, and @HillaryClinton gave an introduction. Highlights👇twitter.com/i/events/13087…n#UNGAxRFF
Thanks to @HillaryClinton for her recorded introduction, @mbachelet, @MaEllenSirleaf, @patmitchell & @rajshah for an engaging discussion of gender equity, the #Beijing25Roadmap & accelerating progress for women & girls towards an inclusive, equitable recovery. #PostLive #UNGAxRF
Fmr Pres. of Liberia @MaEllenSirleaf says a major challenge in bringing women into positions of influence is political party structure. "In our country, and I believe in most other African countries, and beyond, the system shuts women out." #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
"We must convince men of the need for change," @MaEllenSirleaf tells #PostLive's @FrancesSSellers. "Until we can get men to sit together and recognize the role of women—unequal rights, discrimination, and violence will stop us from achieving our aims." #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
"I couldn't do it alone,” says @MaEllenSirleaf, Fmr. Pres. of Liberia & Nobel Laureate. In her time as President, she led 12 years of peace after decades of conflict in the country and now urges women to continue the battle for their rights. #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says we've made progress in women's rights, but that progress has been "slow and uneven." youtu.be/SZY0CVbpWi8
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on how perception of the U.S. has changed internationally. youtu.be/SZY0CVbpWi8
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Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: "I really believe we have to change our tactics in this. We must now convince men of the need for change because it's the men who will have to make sure that they support women to change these laws." youtu.be/SZY0CVbpWi8
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We must "redouble our commitment to changing laws and policies, as well as, transforming cultural norms and attitudes about women's roles, value, and power." @HillaryClinton. bit.ly/beijing25Roadm… #PostLive #UNGAxRF #Beijing25Roadmap
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