Tag Archives: gender

How will we know if the SDGs are having any impact?

As long time readers of the blog will know, I’ve been a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) sceptic since long before they were even agreed. However, I’ve been hearing a fair amount about them recently – people telling me that governments North and South, companies and city administrations are using them to frame public commitments and planning and reporting against them. So maybe it’s time to …

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Health Equity [DataGraphic]

Health disparities—differences in health status, treatment, or outcomes—exist between racial and ethnic minorities; people with low socioeconomic status; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; women; people with disabilities; and others, compared with majority populations.

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It’s time for a new question in disease outbreaks

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH, of MEASURE Evaluation. Diseases are not blind to gender. Many of them biologically prefer or are more in contact with one sex over another: be it male rice field workers occupationally exposed to leptospirosis[i] or school-age girls exposed to schistosomiasis when fetching water.[ii] Unfortunately, the […](Read more…)

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Field report: Workshops on strategic communications & CVE in Balkans

As we posted recently, the ICT4Peace Foundation, with CIJA US in cooperation with BIRN and Talks 2.0 is conducting a series of interactive, hands-on workshops in the Balkans to support community leaders, civil society, independent media and technologists with online communication strategies to effectively respond to online dangerous content in their communities. With direct guidance and feedback, participants leave the workshops with practical ideas about how to carry their project ideas forward. Sanjana Hattotuwa, Special Advisor at the Foundation, is one of the two lead trainers for these workshops

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What does Feminist Social Innovation look like?

Guest post from Chloe Safier In the global development world, there are a lot of conversations about social innovation and (separately) a lot of discussions about feminist approaches to development and women’s rights. Social innovation labs, incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere, from San Francisco to Beirut to Delhi. Major development actors like the Gates Foundation are issuing ‘challenges’ to advance innovation and cultivate …

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Scrambling for access: availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of healthcare for…

Sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and health disparities among sexual and gender minority populat…

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Making the case for disaggregated data: A look at Ethiopia

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays out an ambitious vision of a future where no one lives in extreme poverty. At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals is a commitment to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ and that no goal is considered met unless met for all. But if we are to truly realise this ambition we need to move beyond existing statistics that track national averages and move towards more and better data disaggregated down to the level of individuals. In other words, we need to count people, not averages. The P20 Initiative does this by focusing on the people who live in the poorest 20% of the population globally: the P20.

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Measuring personal beliefs and perceived norms about intimate partner violence:…

by Alexander C. Tsai, Bernard Kakuhikire, Jessica M. Perkins, Dagmar Vořechovská, Amy Q. McDonough, Elizabeth L.

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HIV prevalence, risky behaviors, and discrimination experiences among transgender women in…

Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV.

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Dreams deferred: Contextualizing the health and psychosocial needs of undocumented Asian and…

Publication date: July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 184 Author(s): May Sudhinaraset, Irving Ling, Tu My To, Jason Melo, Thu Quach There are currently 1.5 million undocumented Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in the US.

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The Impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansions on Health Insurance Coverage through 2015 and…

Objective Examine the ACA Medicaid expansion effects on Medicaid take-up and private coverage through 2015 and coverage disparities by age, race/ethnicity, and gender.

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Why HIV-Infected and At-Risk HIV-Uninfected women are hospitalized

Objectives: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C coinfection, Fibrosis Index-4, and estimated glomerular filtration rate, and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on highly active antiretroviral therapy and HIV-uninfected women.

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New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among Patients Receiving HIV Care At Newlands Clinic,…

Objective To assess the incidence and associated factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Zimbabwe.

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Towards a feminist understanding of intersecting violence against women and children in the…

Publication date: July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 184 Author(s): Sophie Namy, Catherine Carlson, Kathleen O’Hara, Janet Nakuti, Paul Bukuluki, Julius Lwanyaaga, Sylvia Namakula, Barbrah Nanyunja, Milton L.

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