Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 3, 2021 / 17:01 pm
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will begin a push for increased access to contraceptives over the next five years as part of their new $2.1 billion venture toward furthering “gender equality”.
“We know that when women control their bodies and their futures, they unlock a cycle of empowerment that reverberates for generations to come,” Melinda Gates wrote in a post on the foundation’s website.
Over the next five years the foundation will be spending an average of about $420 million a year. The funding also aims to promote “women’s economic empowerment, strengthen women and girls’ health and family planning, and support women’s leadership.”
“We are also reaffirming our 20-year commitment to family planning by supporting our partners to develop new and improved contraceptive technologies and meet the needs of women and girls for high-quality care,” Gates wrote.