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Gender

According to the United Nations, gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, affecting access to quality health care, exposure to health risks, and the outcomes of disease and disability—for children and parents alike. Improvements in health, from lower child mortality to greater access to reproductive care, can alter the power to access gender-related rights and freedoms. This section examines the new ways in which health and gender intersect and reinforce each other.

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A Look at Women's Protests

A snapshot of women-led protests around the world

Gender

Hiding in Plain Sight

Although schistosomiasis affects many women and the treatment is simple, it is often misdiagnosed

Gender

COVID-19 Led to Worse Social and Economic Consequences for Women

Around the globe, the pandemic set back girls and women in education, work, and homes

Gender

Ghana's Proposed Hate Bill Threatens Safety, Livelihood, and the Health of LGBTQI+ People

Human rights defenders in Ghana and in the diaspora should work with a broad base of allies to defeat the proposed bill

Gender

Suicide and Indian Housewives

In India, the chances of dying by suicide jump drastically if a woman is a housewife

Gender

How the Pandemic Changed Attitudes About Menstrual Health in India

Innovation and outreach by individuals, governments, and global organizations have advanced understanding and support

Gender

The Resilience of Women in Sudan

An interview with Sudanese physician Sarah Khalifa

Gender

Women in Health Care: A Call for Pandemic Equity

At the G20 in Rome, it's time for a gender-responsive approach to COVID-19

Gender

Abortion in China

Writer Leta Hong Fincher reflects on abortion, women's rights, and the resilient feminist movement in China

Gender

Legal, Safe, and Affordable

The state of global abortion access

Gender

Women and Suicide During COVID-19

In some countries, suicide among females has increased as the pandemic wears on