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What Does Gender Equality Mean for Health Workers—and for Health Systems?

A free new online course serves as a how-to guide for promoting gender equality in our health systems.

After a Lifetime on the Ground, a Day in the Clouds

We sat down with Fatimata Touré to find out what it’s like to be an International Woman of Courage, how the award will change her life, and whether reconciliation is possible in war-battered northern Mali.

Q&A with Rosaline Hendricks, Member of the iHRIS Global Community

What's it like to be a woman working in IT in Namibia? Rosaline Hendricks talks about that and more.

Health Workers Can Help Break the Silence around Violence against Women

Universal screening is a logical first step in addressing violence against women. Here are 4 things health institutions must keep in mind.

Let’s Bring Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Out of the Shadows in Mali

A first-of-its-kind training for health workers is sparking some uncommon—and sometimes heated—conversations in Bamako.

Six Steps on the Long Road to Gender Equality

What can we do to reduce discrimination and violence against women? And how can we make change last for generations to come? Madhuri Narayanan has some ideas.

In Tanzania, Health Workers Stand Up for Victims of Violence

After a traumatic injury during childbirth went untreated, Akinyi suffered months of spousal abuse. Then she met a nurse named Neema.

Women on the Front Lines of Care: Seven Ways to Show We Care

How much do we really value women in the health workforce? And how can we make it a better place for them to work? Judith Winkler has some ideas.

Overcoming Gender Barriers: A Day in the Life of a Health Worker in the Supply Chain

Yesenia Aguirre de Barahona discusses the challenges of managing a medication warehouse in El Salvador.

Gender Equality: The New Business as Usual

The past four years have brought some exciting changes in the US government when it comes to progress in gender equality.

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