Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Healthy Mothers Create Healthy Societies - and a Safer World

Of the one billion people who live on less than $2 a day, a majority of them are women and girls. In less developed countries, women and girls tend to be the most marginalized: Girls are less likely than boys to attend school. Many women routinely face violence and sexual attacks. And when it comes time to have kids, childbirth can mean life or death for many of these women.

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iO Must-Reads: Our Top 10 Posts of 2012

Did your favorite story of the year make the list? Take a look at the ten most popular iO posts from 2012.

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Making the Most of Your Holiday Giving

When we talk with people about the work our foundation does, one question frequently comes up. “How can I help?” That’s getting easier and more fun with the exciting transformation happening in online giving.

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Pathways to Global Poverty Reduction

CARE's Pathways program launched in Africa to improve the food security and long-term resiliency of 150,000 women smallholder farmers and their families in Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali, Bangladesh and India.

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What Can You Do to Help Solve the Global Food Crisis?

Today marks the 31st annual World Food Day. First established in 1981, the occasion presents a chance for hunger and agriculture organizations around the world to raise awareness and support for the fight to end hunger. If you'd like to get more involved,
check out what great organizations like the World Food Programme and Heifer International are up to today.

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