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Constance Newman

Constance Newman

Global technical lead for gender equality and health, IntraHealth International

Constance Newman, global technical lead for gender equality and health at IntraHealth International, creates practical tools and methodologies to help decision-makers and leaders at all levels understand the challenges of gender inequality and what it means for the health workforce. Newman has over 25 years of experience in health and development programs all over the world.


Senegal’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy

The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers—particularly women.

A Death in Durham Stirs Drive to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

A new research award honors the life of our friend and colleague, Raluca Iosif.

Where is Child Labor in the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls?

Girls cannot be empowered if they are performing domestic labor that interferes with their education, development, and rights.

In Madagascar, Health Workers Can Help Survivors of Violence Break the Silence

In Madagascar, 30% of women have experienced violence in the last year.

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.

The Power of Proverbs?

Violence against women is portrayed as normal and even desirable in sayings from around the world. Here are just a few.

Where is the United States Government Going on 'Gender'?

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 I’m glad to see that the ebbing, including the social backlash of the 1980s and the political chill of the 1990s, has been replaced by positive policy “flow”—if not flowering—in the U.S. government’s commitment to achieve gender equality in development assistance and diplomacy

Focusing on Women, Girls, and Gender Equality: Let’s Not Forget Female Health Workers

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.

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