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Aligned with IAPB’s own Gender Equity Work Group (GEWG) agenda, this important WHO report energetically documents gaps and strategic steps all organizations can take to close the gender gap across the global health work force.
Closing the Leadership Gap: Gender Equity and Leadership in the Global Health and Care Workforce is a joint effort of World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Network, and Women in Global Health.
This up to the minute report includes questions regarding women having an equal say during the COVID pandemic: Women provided much of the health and care in the pandemic but have not had an equal say in decision-making. Could COVID-19 reverse the progress women have made in health and care leadership?
Looking ahead to practical solutions the report cites that beyond gender parity, leaders of all genders must promote gender-transformative policies to realize better global health.
Practical action checklists are provided so that everyone can play their part
Visit the IAPB GEWG webpage and our GEWG Toolkit for updates as to what our own groups are doing and how you can join in. This WHO report findings and strategies actively support our work and refine its focus, I urge you to read it in full.
Image on top: Women looking at the camera by Yogita Rajgandhi for #MakeVisionCount Photo Competition