On March 18, the Malaysian Ministry of Women and Family Development issued a series of infographics with advice like: Don’t nag your husband. Refrain from being “sarcastic” if asked for help with household chores. Dress up and wear makeup in the home.
Understanding how disease outbreaks affect women differently than men is critical to creating equitable and effective policy responses.
A new global report looks at 60 countries where FGM is practiced and may be widespread. But it happens in secret. It is not against the law, and governments do not even collect official data about it. Instead they pretend it does not exist.
Gender is often an ignored factor during health emergencies—even though women comprise 70% of the global healthcare workforce. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most effective policy responses will be those that account for how the crisis is experienced by women and girls.
While healthcare workers across the globe combat this pandemic, we must begin laying out the roadmap to recovery—a roadmap informed both by experiences from the front lines today and the lessons learned from our past.
The Government Accountability Office report confirms: The harmful global gag rule has been applied at an unprecedented scale, impacting a range of health services, and weakening health systems.
Healthcare professionals—like so many other immigrant groups—face incredible visa restrictions, but all that could be easily relaxed to enable their desperately needed help in the COVID-19 battle.
Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Anita Bhatia, spoke to Ms. about COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women internationally.
The Trump administration and our leaders in Congress now have a clear choice to make: Whether to adopt commonsense public health measures that protect everyone—regardless of where they come from—or to embrace policies that endanger asylum seekers and jeopardize our collective health.
Why are we awash in weapons and military equipment, but short on medics and masks? What support systems can and should be in place to enable and assist people, rather than increasing stress and hampering them? What makes us feel secure? How do traditional national security concepts relate to our lives?