This past January, I traveled to Nigeria to support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) Project led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Every morning as I sipped coffee and prepared for the day with the news in the background, I noticed that something was happening with a new virus followed by images [more…]
By Dr.Shubha Nagesh, an Atlantic Fellow for Global Health Equity, and Muskaan Vohra, student at Monash University. The World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights three main barriers preventing girls and women from accessing proper menstrual hygiene, including lack of awareness, acceptance, and access to hygiene products. Menstruation is natural, but the onset of menarche may pose [more…]
If you work in international development, you have probably experienced that pressing need for support. You need to conduct an assessment, your proposal design should have started yesterday, and the capacity building for your partners is right around the corner – the list could go on and on. You need short-term support, but you also [more…]
March 2020 is unique in that it is both Women’s History Month and the month when WHO declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. Lessons learned from previous disease outbreaks of other coronaviruses (MERS and SARS), Ebola, and Zika, have highlighted the lack of gender considerations in epidemic preparedness and responses, and its consequences. [more…]
Este blog fue publicado originalmente en la comunidad de EvalGenero. (Read in English.) El monitoreo y evaluación (M&E) de proyectos, programas y políticas de desarrollo con enfoque transformador de género se ha convertido en un punto de entrada importante para medir y valorar las acciones que buscan la igualdad de derechos y oportunidades para hombres [more…]
This blog was originally posted in the Gender & Evaluation community. (Leer en español.) The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women. At the same time, there [more…]
1 in 5 women and girls worldwide live with some form of disability. Disabled women and girls commonly face multiple, aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of both gender and disability, and often on account of their age or other social categories as well.
Women and girls with disabilities are three times more likely than disabled men to be illiterate or have unmet health needs, and half as likely to be employed; among those employed, disabled women are half as likely to be in leadership positions.
Advancing disability inclusive policies and programs: Experience from the Center for Inclusive Policy and recommendations for how to ensure the right to health for all Over a billion people—including one in every five women globally—live with some form of disability. They are more likely to face poverty; experience violence; be denied health care, education, and [more…]
By Stephanie Ortoleva, Executive Director, and Anastasia Holoboff, Senior Legal Advisor, Women Enabled International Did you know that there are more than half a billion women with disabilities worldwide? That represents both an amazing source of untapped power and millions of women currently left behind. Empowering and engaging women with disabilities is essential to the [more…]
By Alejandro Solis, ICT Specialist-LAC Region, Center for Digital Acceleration This blog was originally posted on the DAI website. Studies on how many disabled people live in Honduras are scarce. Results of a survey by the National Statistics Institute (INE), carried out in September 2002, showed there are 177,516 people with disabilities in the country. [more…]