Tag Archives: gender

Sex is biological and gender is social – right?

Recent social media debates have shown that misunderstandings about ‘biological sex’ are common. In our latest blog, DEPTH Director Professor Cicely Marston discusses how simplistic ideas now circulating about biological sex miss the mark – and why it matters.  Isn’t … Continue reading

NEW SUPPLEMENT: Leaving no one behind: the role of gender analyses in strengthening health systems

By Kate Hawkins (Pamoja Communications Ltd) The online world is abuzz with campaigns to increase the visibility of women and gender analysis within global health. Campaigns online to prevent ‘all male panels’ and the successful Women in Global Health campaign … Continue reading

Tackling sexual violence in India

By Jacqueline Bhaba, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health I read Sharma et al.’s recent paper ‘Sexual violence in India: addressing gaps between policy and implementation’ with interest. The death of “Nirbhaya”, the 2012 … Continue reading

Why are women at higher risk of HIV than men in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Shelley Lees HIV is the leading cause of death amongst women of reproductive age worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV epidemic is disproportionally affecting women – they make up 60% of those living with HIV in the region. These … Continue reading