ABOUT US

Established in 2015, Women in Global Health was founded with the values of being a movement. WGH works with other global health organizations to encourage stakeholders from governments, civil society, foundations, academia and professional associations and the private sector to achieve gender equality in global health leadership in their space of influence.  We are virtually based.  Our team is composed of a Board of Directors and team members, including assistants and fellows, from around the globe.  We are currently all volunteers.  We are registered with 501(c)(3) status in the USA since 2017.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Women in Global Health (WGH) is an organization, built on a global movement that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. We believe that everyone has the right to attain equal levels of participation in leadership and decision-making regardless of gender. WGH creates a platform for discussions and collaborative space for leadership, facilitates specific education and training, garners support and commitment from the global community, and demands change for Gender Transformative Leadership.

OUR VISION

Gender equality within global health leadership.

OUR MISSION

To improve global health through Gender Transformative Leadership through the utilization of advocacy, training, education, research, policy recommendations, and networking and mentorship opportunities.

FOUR YEARS IN ACTION

We have convened multi-stakeholder, inter-generational dialogues across the globe and served the role of bringing together leaders across the at all career-levels in conversations about furthering gender equality in global health leadership.  We have gathered these perspectives in over 20+ events with over 1000 participants in the past year through these dialogues and multiple conversations, using a partnership and volunteer model to support our work.  Below is an outline of some of the recurring themes from these discussions.

  • unpaid/informal labour and care

  • lack of coordination of gender mainstreaming

  • data gap

  • HR policies (lack of maternity/paternity leave, lack of support for nursing mothers

  • expectations to work outside normal work hours/week

  • inadequacy in achieving rights-based policy

  • need to address unique safety risks

  • lack of sharing/identifying good practices

  • lack of gender sensitive budgeting

  • large % travel expected

  • frequent relocation

  • lack of visibility/recognition of contributions

  • lack of mentorship or sponsorship

  • sexual harassment (in workplace and during travel for work)

  • opportunities for advancement happening in social settings women not allowed/invited/unable to attend

  • lack of role models

  • internalized gender norms

  • 'Imposter Syndrome'

  • insecurity/feelings of inadequacy applying to technical roles

Individual Factors

Interpersonal Factors

Institutional Factors

Community Factors

Public Policy Factors

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