Now more than ever, women are at the forefront of social change and innovation.  And there's an urgent need to bring a gender perspective in all domains, including science diplomacy. The importance of gender equality and women empowerment has been

Investing in women is an investment in the world, and fortunately, the majority of investors recognize the importance of investing in gender-balanced teams. But achieving gender equity calls for more than agreement. Less than 10 percent of these same investors

What should a city do if half of its population cannot access a public service? It sounds like a somewhat outlandish question, but for Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, this question highlights a frustrating reality. Although the city has

Imagine spending half your salary to purchase water — water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Juleha, a 37-year-old woman from a coastal town in Indonesia, did more than imagine it. She lived it. Juleha paid up to half her earnings

The Impakter team,  deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash near Addis Ababa, joins the Secretary-General of the United Nations in conveying their heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of

In June 2018, the Spanish government set up a special office for the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country. It created the position of High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of Spain as a landmark position.  And

This article is part of our Editorial Series called "GFAR impakters". This is done in partnership with GFAR - The Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation  - For more follow on Twitter: #GFARImpakters or view here. Over the years, I have

Stretch targets, by nature, are designed to spur action. One hugely critical target, however, is at risk of passing by unmet. This target is the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, a global goal which calls for effective measures to end forced

Women's economic empowerment in post-conflict contexts must be a top priority for the international community in the implementation of peacebuilding processes and global sustainable development programmes. Post-conflict conditions increase the economic and social burdens of both women and men. The suffering that women

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