Re-committing to women’s health 25 years after the Beijing Platform for Action on Women: What must governments do?
The WHO Director-General, the Executive Director of UN Women and the Rector of UN University call on governments to invest in the health of women and gender equality – not only because it is the right thing, but a smart thing to do.
Violence against women health workers: The tip of the gender power iceberg
Tackling gender power relations is key to ensuring health worker safety and wellbeing, and the ability to deliver quality care, say Asha George and colleagues.
Employment-based health financing does not support gender equity in Universal Health Coverage
Health financing and entitlement systems linked to employment can disadvantage women, argue Lavanya Vijayasingham and colleagues.
Making pharmaceutical research and regulation work for women
The legacy of male-bias within pharmaceutical research, regulation, and commercialization needs to be rectified, argue Sundari Ravindran and colleagues.
Twenty five years after the Beijing Declaration we need to reaffirm that women’s rights are human rights
Rajat Khosla and colleagues discuss why the message “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all” still has relevance today.
Gender equality should not be about competing vulnerabilities
Pascale Allotey and Michelle Remme discuss solutions and strategies to tackle gender equality.
The health system needs to be gender responsive to address violence against women
Megin Reijnders and colleagues discuss what the health system can do to address violence against women.
How can gender transformative programmes with men advance women’s health and empowerment?
Without a gender transformative approach, male engagement interventions risk reinforcing existing gender inequalities, write Shari L Dworkin and colleagues.
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