Global Health 50/50: towards accountability for gender equality in global health


  • Prof Sarah Hawkes

    University College London

Project summary

Gender inequalities continue to define and drive career pathways and opportunities for people working in global health organisations. While some progress has been made, major gaps and challenges remain. Gender can affect the right to health and the exposure to risks of poor health, as well as health-seeking behaviours and access to quality healthcare.

Global Health 50/50 is an initiative that seeks to advance action and accountability for gender equality in global health. We seek to raise awareness of persistent inequality and identify pathways to change. We will establish a network of experts in gender and global health, working with an advisory body drawn from the areas of politics, development, management, advocacy, human rights and social justice.

We will publish an annual report on gender-related policies and practices of 150 major organisations working in the field of global health.