This seminar first aired live on February 25, 2022.
Moderator: Dr. Michelle Kaufman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Johanna Riha, Research Fellow in Gender and Health Hub, UNU-IIGH, Malaysia
Dr. Purna Sen, Visiting Professor, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University
Dr. Rohini Prabha Pande, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank, Africa
Data that is disaggregated by sex and reflects societal gender issues such as roles, relations, and inequalities, has the power to help identify health disparities, improve health data systems, and influence key policy decision-making in countries and regions. Gender equitable data creates opportunities to minimize biases that may incompletely inform health policy by accounting for stereotypes, social norms, and other cultural factors.
According to United Nations University, the five key ingredients for driving gender equality are: evidence, feminist civil society, collaborative partners, leaders and gender experts, and institutional structure. This seminar covers how to apply these ingredients to drive gender equity in health data collection and use by studying learnings from gender equity efforts in four health-related fields: gender-based violence, femicide, COVID-19, and non-communicable diseases.