The mission of the Center on Gender Equity and Health is to conduct innovative multidisciplinary research to understand and eliminate gender inequities in health, and to provide academic and practitioner training toward achievement of these goals.
Our work focuses on the following three key areas that impact population health and development, globally:
- Gender inequities (e.g., girl child marriage, women’s unpaid labor, son preference)
- Gender-based violence (e.g., partner violence, sexual assault and exploitation, sexual harassment, reproductive coercion)
- Gender social norms (e.g., community norms and expectations regarding male and female roles in the household and in society)
To achieve this mission and support use of our work for large-scale and sustainable advancement of population health in California and across multinational settings, GEH maintains partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world.
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded a $38 million, five-year project led by the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The project is an international, multi-institutional effort to better understand and promote agency for individuals, communities and local organizations in low- and middle-income countries.