According to the United Nations, gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of all seventeen 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. Conversely, 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.
Gender and the Coronavirus Outbreak
Gender inequities make outbreaks worse, so why not integrate gender analysis into the response now to help save lives?
How to Save the Lives of Women and Girls in Africa
African governments must follow through on their lofty declarations and allocate national budgets to save women’s lives
Dual Pandemics: Coronavirus and Gender-Based Violence
With violence doubling in some places, women bear the brunt of COVID-19—lessons from Rwanda for a post-pandemic world
World Health Assembly and Gender: Three Steps Forward, Many More to Go
Yesterday’s resolution moves towards equity, but misses three key marks—fair pay, better data, and smarter funding