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Gender Equality at the bill and melinda gates foundation

Iris Group provides research and capacity building support for the Gender Equality program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Activities have included a textual analysis of the way in which key gender terminology is differently defined and used by donors, multilateral institutions and iNGOs globally; a review and critical analysis of the criteria and rating systems used by donor organizations and others to assess gender equality within their projects; and a comparative review and assessment of gender analysis tools from around the globe.  We also provide research, technical assistance and strategy support for gender integration efforts in the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health program and the Water, Sanitation and Health program.