01 Sep 2021

"The Power Of..." Think Piece and Podcast Series

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United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
About the Series
What you'll learn
Improving gender equality in global health

The ‘Power Of…’ think piece and podcast series aims to advance the discourse and critical analyses of contemporary issues related to gender equality in global health. The series centres around high-level findings from a major project which identified five key ingredients necessary for driving gender equality, both institutionally and programmatically, among UN agencies working in health.

The think piece and podcast series builds on these five successful ingredients, namely:

About the series
What is it about?

Each think piece reflects on a contemporary issue thematised around one of the five ingredients of success. Complimentary podcast episodes continue the conversation, with invited guests discussing and collectively exploring emerging themes from broader perspectives, all with the aim of ensuring that we play our part in creating more gender-equitable health systems.

Who is part of it?

Guests with diverse experiences and backgrounds, working at global, regional and national levels, share their insights on how to improve gender equality in global health speaking to themes related to each of the five ingredients. The series is produced by the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health.

Young South African woman sitting in concrete stairs, wearing a black apparel outfit

Gender norms and stereotypes affect not only our health needs, exposure to health risks, or health-seeking behaviour, but are also inextricably linked to health systems affecting how healthcare is delivered, the quality of care provided, who has access to it, how it is financed, as well as the policy and governance behind it all.

Dr. Johanna Riha, Research Fellow, UNU-IIGH
Read the Think Pieces and Listen to the Podcasts
Event01 Jul 2021
01 Jul 2021
9:00 am
Generation Equality Forum: Building a feminist health sector in response to Covid-19
16 May 2022
Radically sensible: Feminist philanthropy in global health | With Jessica Horn
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13 Sep 2018
Barbies, Goddesses, and Entrepreneurs: Discourses of Gendered Digital Embodiment in Women’s Health Apps
Event22 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022
10:00 am
Gender activism, politics, and intersectionality in the era of COVID-19
06 Dec 2021
What Works in Gender and Health in the United Nations: Lessons Learned from Cases of Successful Gender Mainstreaming across Five UN Agencies
Event24 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
9:00 am
Integrating Gender and Sex Informed Evidence into Tobacco Control Policy and Practice: What Works?