Our vision, mission and values
Image: Untitled, Micha Serraf, South Africa (2018)
Better health and equal opportunities for all people of all genders, everywhere
Global Health 50/50 is an independent research initiative that informs, inspires and incites action and accountability for gender equality and health equity.
We fulfill our mission by:
- Informing global discourse with the world’s most rigorous and extensive index on the state of gender equality in global organisations active in health and health policy
- Inspiring a vision of a new normal for gender equality in global health
- Inciting a movement to demand and deliver the policies that will lead to gender equality in the workplace and in global health programmes
- Equity, fairness and justice
- Inclusiveness and diversity
- Transparency and accountability
- Excellence driven by rigorous research, evidence and peer-review
- ‘Glocal’ collaboration and partnerships for lasting impact for those who need it most, everywhere
- Solidarity, capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing
- Independence and courage to speak truth to power
Our guiding principles and policies
GH5050’s mission and work are rights-based and grounded in our commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the associated Treaties and Covenants as well as the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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- We will strive to ensure gender equity in global health and do so in partnership with others who share our vision.
- We undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with, and with each other and seek, through dialogue, to advance gender equality.
- We will be democratic, politically non-partisan and non-sectarian in our work.
- The positions we take will be based on sound, objective and professional analysis and rigorous research.
- We will only accept funding that does not compromise our ability to address issues freely, thoroughly, independently and objectively.
- We will provide accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders.