Join us in our Gender Equal Health & Care Workforce Initiative
The Government of France, the World Health Organization and Women in Global Health are partnering in 2021- the International Year of Health and Care Workers- on the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative (GEHCWI). This Initiative aims to increase visibility, dialogue, and commitment to action on gender equity in the health and care workforce alongside the UN Women Generation Equality Campaign to accelerate gender equality and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Gender equity in the health and care sector builds a strong foundation for health systems, universal health coverage (UHC) and global health security. The Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative (GEHCWI) will convene the international community to implement existing global commitments and agree on practical steps to achieve gender equity in the health and care workforce.
The Initiative aims to drive action in the health and care sector under four pillars:
Bringing Women's and Men's Health Advocacy Together
As organizations work for men's and women's health, we joined the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group to share resources, data, and solutions as the virus took hold. We have to understand in a new way that our common interests lie in the development of a gender responsive health system that identifies and meets the health needs of all genders.
Excerpt from article published in BMJ Opinion 2 July 2022 "Our response to covid-19 must not be gender blind nor a gender battle". The covid-19 pandemic has underscored how gender responsive health systems are a crucial path forward, say Peter Baker, Ann Keeling, Arush Lal, Chadia Wannous, and Mahesh Puri
GENDER EQUALITY NEWS
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OPINION: CHALLENGING INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO GET OUT OF ITS COMFORT ZONE ON GENDER EQUALITY
Rachel Firth, Roopa Dhatt