The evidence is in! With each passing year, the library of research grows exponentially that proves that investing in women and girls will benefit us all. Over the past decade, The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation has worked to aggregate, curate, and compile a list of the top research reports on women and girls. The first list was published on March 8th, 2017 in celebration of International Women’s Day, and contained 400 reports across 18 different categories.
In the years since then, an updated list was published every March 8th as part of the annual celebration of women and girls around the world. In just a few short years, the rate of published research has exploded from a trickle to a tsunami, with over a hundred new reports being published with each passing year. In 2020, we published a list of the top 650 reports across 21 categories that prove once and for all that a more gender balanced world will benefit us all.
We thought that this would mark the end of this project and that 2020 would be our final list of reports, but the year that followed had other plans. The COVID-19 pandemic has to date disproportionately impacted women and girls around the world, and an outpouring of research was published over the past 12 months to prove it. That is why on March 8th, 2021, we are publishing a list of 100 more reports on women and girls, with COVID and Gender right at the top.
The following year continued to produce incredible research on women and girls, the ongoing impact of the pandemic, and ever more information about the emerging fields of Web 3.0, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technologies. Therefore, for 2022, we are publishing an additional 65 reports that support gender focused giving, investing, and action.
We invite you to dive in, read, reflect, and absorb the information contained within. We don’t know if we will be back next year with a new list, but we do know that this project is far from finished. So Happy International Women’s Day to all, and please stay tuned for what’s next.
Please click below to view 2022’s list of 65 more reports on women and girls.
Please click below to view 2021’s list of 100 more reports on women and girls.
Please click below to view the 2020 Top 650 Reports on Women and Girls
Please click below to view 2019’s addendum of 100 more reports on women and girls.
Please click below to view our 500 top reports on women and girls.
To view the 2017 list of top 400 reports, please click below.