impact around the globe
We envision a world in which gender inequities and gender-based violence are eliminated



impact around the globe
Improving population health and development by improving the status, opportunities and safety of women and girls, globally



impact around the globe



impact around the globe
We envision a world in which gender inequities and gender-based violence are eliminated



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.


Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on the Decision-Making Power of Adolescents in Northern Nigeria

Authored by: Dr. Modupe Taiwo, Rahinatu Adamu Hussaini, Miftahu Yahaya, Nasiru Muhammad, Akeem Adesina, Save the Children Nigeria August 12, 2020 This blog originally appeared on the EMERGE Project website. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted normal life around the world and has widened gaps in gender relations and gender equality. Indeed, disasters like this [...]

The Power of Sport: How Can Sport Help Prevent Sexual Violence?

Authored by: David S. Lee, Director of Prevention at RALIANCE, and Anita Raj, Director of the Center on Gender Equity and Health July 7, 2020 This blog originally appeared on RALIANCE. As professional basketball and baseball are planning to return later this month, it appeared sport disappeared from our lives due to the pandemic. All [...]

Recognizing the (In)visible: What is the Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Communities in India?

Authored by: Edwin Thomas and Anita Raj June 24, 2020 At the peak of India’s COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent lockdown, a petition was filed in Delhi’s state court requesting rehabilitative assistance, including food, medicines and rent exemption for sex workers and members of the LGBTQ community. This petition is in line with recent media [...]



Dr. Rebecka Lundgren, MPH, Ph.D. joins our GEH Team!

Dr. Rebecka Lundgren, MPH, Ph.D. has joined our team at GEH as a new faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health! She is an applied anthropologist with 30 years of experience in implementation science, and expertise in family planning, adolescence, social norms, and gender-based violence. She brings broad research experience in sexual and reproductive health in 18 countries including 12 years managing operations research programs in Latin America. Dr. Lundgren’s work includes expanding the Learning Collaborative to Advance Social Norms to Nigeria and East Africa, participating in the Global Early Adolescent Study and scale up of the REAL Fathers program in Northern Uganda and Karamoja. She leads Passages, a USAID-funded project designed to bridge the gap between science and effective policy.  Dr. Lundgren is a member of CUSP (Community to Understand Scale Up Practice) and the Expandnet Secretariat. She is recognized for innovative mixed-methods approaches to designing, monitoring and evaluating scalable gender transformative programs for youth, with a focus on early adolescents.

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