Commission on the Status of Women - The Status of Women Starts with the Status of Girls

The theme of the United Nations (UN) 62nd Commission on the Status of Women meeting (CSW62) held at the UN headquarters—Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls—promised to serve as an ideal platform for global child advocacy. In some respects, the meeting made good on its promise; in others, less so. As a pediatrician, the words "empowerment of girls" resonated deeply with my own lifetime interest in child advocacy. From the CSW62’s proposed organization of work, which included topics like "access to education" and "good practices in the empowerment of women and girls through the...promotion of access to justice, social services

A Fireside Chat: The 5 'C's for Women's Leadership in Global Health - Lived Experiences

This week Women in Global Health’s Executive Director Roopa Dhatt and Board of Directors Member/Senior Fellow Ann Keeling sat down to discuss questions on women’s leadership in global health posed to WGH for a presentation. We recorded the conversation and decided to turn it into a blog. This conversation spans a generation and reflects a multitude of lived experiences. Roopa is an Indian-American, early career global health advocate who entered the space as a youth leader She is now practicing international health and is a primary care physician, in addition to leading WGH. Ann has over 35 years’ experience in human and social development working for UN, Commonwealth and governments of UK,

Beyond White Coats: Gender Equity a Priority for Medical Trainees

Insights from medical students and junior doctors during the interactive session on Gender Equality and Equity in Global Health By Muriel Mac-Seing, member of the WGH Francophone Working Group Women in Global Health The past few months and years have demonstrated to us, with the #SheDecides, #MeToo and #Manel movements, that transformative and provocative measures are necessary to reverse the historical trends of gender inequities and inequalities worldwide. Yet, gender equality still has a long way to go. The 66th General Assembly, August Meeting 2018 of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), which brought together more than 900 IFMSA representatives from 10

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