Global Health 50/50 November in review
Charlotte Brown, GH5050 Collective Member
November has been a busy month for GH5050 so far so here’s a quick overview of the things we’ve been up to as well as our top reads, take-aways and tools:
We were delighted to have a panel at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference in London this year and we have been even more thrilled with the discussion both during and since the event. It was clear from the event that organisations are embracing the much-needed evidence generated and transparency fostered by GH5050 — the initiative was consistently recognised as an influential model driving organisational change.
Across the conference we were honoured to be in the company of so many women leaders — emerging and established. Discussions continually returned to the need to better recognize, understand and address how gender intersects with other social factors such as race, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation, in influencing people’s access to health, wealth and opportunity.
Once again, we want to say a huge thank you to our co-panellists Katja Iversen (Women Deliver), Prof Senait Fisseha (WHO), Dr Elizabeth Mumford (One Health), Constancia Mavodza (CHIEDZA Trial) and Dr Kent Buse (UNAIDS), moderator Dr Annalisa Jenkins (Cell Medica) and the organisers of the conference. We are looking forward to WLGH19 in Rwanda!
- John Hopkins blog – WLGH18: A call for action and a change in the narrative.
- IHP blog on conference outcomes, the power of mentorship and the need to widen the lens of the gender equity agenda through inclusive representation.
On the 6th we launched our very first Celebrating Change report. The report highlights the ways global health organisations across sectors are stepping up their efforts to push for gender equality across the seven variables of our report.
- BMJ piece by GH5050 Director Sarah Hawkes and Kent Buse of UNAIDS on the ‘turning tide’ in global health.
- Jenny Lei Ravelo from Devex on the progress being made in gender by global health orgs.
- BMJ piece by GH5050 advisor Fran Baum on the Fourth People’s Health Assembly and Global Health Equity.
It might have been easy to miss with all the news lately but we have also been busy developing some brand new tools to help you implement change in your organisation:
- Weren’t in the original report but want to check your organisation’s performance on gender? Take our online self-assessment (also available to print).
- Need a reminder of some of the changes you can make to improve the status quo on gender equality in global health? Check out our top recommendations.
- Looking for inspiration? See the commitments being made by other leading global health organisations here.
- The 2018 report brochure is also now available in Arabic, Chinese, French Hindi, Russian and Spanish here.
GH5050: next steps
New variables – This month we announced our plans for 3 new variables which will be featured in the report: parental leave policies, sexual harassment policies and the gender pay gap data.
Expanded list of organisations – We’ve been on the lookout for global health organisations to add to our list to be included in the 2019 report. There’s not much time left but if you do have any ideas send them our way!
Taking the framework to the country level – We’re pushing ahead with our plans to support country-level coalitions to adapt the GH5050 framework and undertake their own analyses in several countries. We are starting to raise funds for this from 2019!