I’ve been watching the ebb and flow of the gender equality movement for many years now. I’m glad to see that the ebbing, including the social backlash of the 1980s and the political chill of the 1990s, has been replaced by positive policy “flow”—if not flowering—in the U.S. government’s commitment to achieve gender equality in development assistance and diplomacy
The Obama administration's Global Health Initiative has taken the bold step of putting the principle of "women, girls, and gender equality" at the top of the list.
I met an amazing group of people in Zambia: the Chishilano Home-Based Care Group at the Shelazi Centre. They are a group of about 30 volunteers, who care for people in their community living with HIV/AIDS.
Part of my work here at IntraHealth is on a program in Ethiopia that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. One of the ways we do this is by encouraging women to deliver in a health facility where they can get prophylactic care to stop HIV transmission.
In Senegal, we're approaching violence against women and girls from a different angle.
Last night, IntraHealth hosted 30 activists at its Chapel Hill headquarters to discuss nine strategies for activism against gender violence.
The Bell Bajao! campaign has succeeded in bringing discussions and examinations of domestic violence into the public arena.
A couple of months ago I was in Rwanda and was heartened by the tremendous work of my Rwandan colleagues to create programs that support and teach health workers how to offer nonjudgmental, competent care to survivors of gender-based violence.
Workplace violence is psychological and physical abuse that affects occupational health worldwide. It takes many forms—physical assault, verbal abuse, sexual or racial harassment, bullying, or mobbing. All studies on the subject have demonstrated serious consequences for individual health workers, for health organizations, and for the larger society.
In a world where 1 in 3 women experience a form of violence in their lifetimes, phones can be a lifeline for a woman who is threatened or needs help.