Connecting gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Salma Abou Hussein first learned about Female Genitle Mutilation (FGM) ten years ago while visiting a community school in rural Upper Egypt. The area had a high prevalence of FGM and there were ads and campaign posters warning parents from practicing it. Abou Hussein was shocked to learn the practice was so widespread and she has been working to end this practice ever since, conducting … Continue reading Connecting gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Discrimination and Healthcare Workers in Brazil. A Q&A with Brunah Schall

For the past year, Yarrow has been participating in the Gender and COVID-19 working group which brings together practitioners and academics from all over the world to look at the gendered effects of the pandemic and the lockdown measures.  One area the group has been particularly in focus is the way that race and gender intersect in the context of the pandemic. We know from … Continue reading Discrimination and Healthcare Workers in Brazil. A Q&A with Brunah Schall

When Biodiversity, Gender, and Indigenous Rights Intersect. A Q&A with Pragyaa Rai

By: Yarrow Global Biodiversity is having a moment. Currently, governments around the world are deciding on a new Global Biodiversity Framework, expected to be adopted next year. The Kunming Declaration, released at the end of the UN Biodiversity Conference’s latest High Level Segment this October, calls on the States Parties to act urgently on biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of conservation in … Continue reading When Biodiversity, Gender, and Indigenous Rights Intersect. A Q&A with Pragyaa Rai

Changing attitudes, saving lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

Globally, it is estimated that more than 220 million women in LMICs have an unmet need for family planning. Adolescents especially are some of the most at-risk groups for early pregnancy and parenthood. They face difficulties accessing contraception and safe abortion, as well as suffering from high rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Various political, economic, and sociocultural factors contribute to poor information and … Continue reading Changing attitudes, saving lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

How Gender-based Political Violence is Corrosive to Democracy. A Q&A with Jennifer Piscopo

By Yarrow Global Dr. Jennifer Piscopo is associate professor of politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. She studies women and political representation and political participation, especially in Latin America and has consulted on these issues for UN women and other international agencies.  Yarrow Global recently sat down and talked with her about the growing field of gender-based political violence, why paying attention to … Continue reading How Gender-based Political Violence is Corrosive to Democracy. A Q&A with Jennifer Piscopo

Bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, and the environment. A Q&A with Maria Tanyag

Maria Tanyag is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Her research seeks to understand gendered insecurities, contestations and transformative politics in the context of multiple and intersecting crises. She focuses on the Asia-Pacific region and the Philippines in particular. Her most recent publications are: “Sexual Health and World … Continue reading Bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, and the environment. A Q&A with Maria Tanyag

Integrative Medicine and Alternative Healthcare Systems in Chile. A Q&A with Patricia Junge

Patricia Junge is a medical anthropologist currently working as a lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de Chile. Yarrow Global recently sat down with her over Zoom to talk about her dissertation: “We Are the System! Affective memories and the political history of healthcare in Chile,” which details her field research at two alternative healthcare and integrative medicine sites in … Continue reading Integrative Medicine and Alternative Healthcare Systems in Chile. A Q&A with Patricia Junge

Reproductive Justice, Holistic Care, and the BLM protests. A Q&A with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

This week Yarrow Global sat down (virtually) with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry to talk about the connection between maternal mortality, racism, and reproductive justice both in the US and globally. Dr. Joia Crear-Perry is an OBGYN and the founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), an organization that seeks to bridge the gaps between communities, hospitals, and governmental systems and focus on the social determinants … Continue reading Reproductive Justice, Holistic Care, and the BLM protests. A Q&A with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

Navigating the Tech World in India as a Woman. A Q&A Abhilisha Puwar

In June 2018, Abhilisha Puwar moved back to New Delhi, determined to find a solution to the massive air pollution crisis affecting Indian cities. A little over a year later, she is now the CEO and founder of Blue Sky Analytics – a startup building Geospatial Data Platforms for Environmental Data. In the short span of time, her company has won several awards such as … Continue reading Navigating the Tech World in India as a Woman. A Q&A Abhilisha Puwar