Global Health Workforce Network’s Gender Equity Hub, in collaboration with Women in Global Health and World Health Organization launching its first in the series of policy action papers ''Closing the leadership gap: gender equity and leadership in the global health and care workforce''. This event will be held from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM CET (09:00 AM-10:15 AM EST) on June 08th, 2021.
Women are almost 70% of the global health and social workforce, but it is estimated they hold only 25% of senior roles. During the COVID19 pandemic, women have provided much health and care but have not had an equal say in decision-making. This pervasive leadership gap between women and men in health can only be closed by addressing systemic barriers to women’s advancement and having gender-transformative policies in place.
The Paper will provide practical examples and guidance for policymakers to incorporate gender equity into health and social workforce policies. This Action Paper will also contribute insights into women’s leadership in health and care and feasible policy interventions to ensure more gender-equitable and representative leadership.
Join Us in this important conversation to all play a part in decreasing this leadership gap in the global health workforce.