The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.” Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention…

The WHO’s senior leadership team will now be 60% women.   The elite group of 14 working under Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus includes 2 female deputy directors: India’s former health secretary Soumya Swaminathan and Jane Ellison, once a UK parliamentary health…

A newly developed and validated tool called the Survey-based Women’s emPowERment (SWPER) index enables the quantitative measurement of progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieving gender equality and empowering all girls.

The complex relationship between gender and health gets broken down in a quirky 5-minute video from This Week in Global Health’s host Greg Martin.   He kicks things off by explaining gender and why it differs from sex, inequity and why it differs from inequality, and…

Corporations appear willing to make strong, very public stands on controversial issues as never before – most visibly seen in the Super Bowl ads on equal pay, immigration and the environment. In other venues as well, many corporations are also confronting new government…

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women globally, yet studies find that women are less likely to receive timely treatment, proper diagnosis and appropriate advice. Overcoming those disparities will be key to improving outcomes for female…

Women are underrepresented in clinical trials of HIV treatments, although the virus affects men and women almost equally, according to a systematic review published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. If gender proportions in the clinical samples are…

The Clinton Foundation is taking on gender inequity with its No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. The Foundation is convening global partners to build a data-driven evaluation of the progress girls and women have made and the challenges that remain to help chart…

Congratulations followed last week’s announcement that India had eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus, but India still needs to take more steps to protect the health of girls and women. The country is one of the few nations where under-5 deaths are higher among girls…

One of the latest Coursera MOOC courses is "Confronting Gender-based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India." The course, a project of Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education in collaboration with academic partners and global health agencies…