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.
Strengthening Gender Measures & Data
An Urgent Need for Change
Under the COVID-19 climate, it is evident that a lack of gender data impacts our ability to efficiently address the gendered socioeconomic and health impacts of the pandemic. This review aims to outline the need to address gender data gaps and calls on the multi-lateral, research, policy and government sectors to enact change in five key areas.
We are pleased to share the following evidence review on strengthening gender measures and data in the COVID-19 era, developed in collaboration with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2x, Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford University, Global Health 50/50, International Labor Organization, PARIS21, UN Women, World Bank.