We are dedicated to building awareness, research and action on the equitable treatment of women and girls as a means of improving the health of populations globally.
We envision a world in which gender inequities and gender-based violence are eliminated, no longer posing a major threat to the health and full social and economic development of women and girls across the globe. In such a world, all individuals (particularly women and girls) and communities will be enabled and empowered to reach their full potential and contribute to the development of healthy, safe, economically secure and equitable societies.
GEH is celebrating the fifth anniversary – please view some highlights from over the years above.
Measuring #MeToo in California:
A Statewide Assessment of Sexual Harassment and Assault
We are proud to share the release of a new report developed by the Center for Gender Equity and Health (GEH) and the nonprofit organization California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), which outlines the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in California. It is the first ever state representative sample of Californians’ experiences of sexual harassment and assault. Major findings indicate that among California residents, 86% of women and 53% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Rates are even higher among gay men, lesbians and bisexual people compared to straight men and women, and among foreign compared to US born men. Access the report here.