Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

Globally, it is estimated that more than 220 million women in Low and Middle Income countries (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 … 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

Mainstreaming Gender can make Health Systems more Resilient

By Yarrow Global Health systems resiliency is becoming a central concept in Global Health. Still missing from this concept is a true integration of gender. Recently, Yarrow Global Consulting put on a panel to explore the connection between gender and health systems resiliency. Sumegha Asthana, Co-Founder of Global Women in Health Chapter India facilitated a conversation with Dr Revati Phalkey, Head of the Climate Change … Continue reading Mainstreaming Gender can make Health Systems more Resilient

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

What Planetary Health Frameworks are Missing: Gender.

By Sarah Sax There is a popular cartoon that has shown up recently in my social media feeds. It generally shows three tidal waves of ever increasing sizes descending on a city. The smallest is COVID-19, the second is labelled recession, and the largest, so big you almost don’t notice it at first, is labelled climate change. The city that is about to be overwhelmed … Continue reading What Planetary Health Frameworks are Missing: Gender.

A Care Revolution

By Lila Sax dos Santos Gomes In the 1960s, West Germany was the epicenter of an economic boom. Immediately after the end of the war and bolstered by the social free market, the German economy grew at a much faster rate than its European counterparts. This had an effect on the ways families were reconstituted in the rising economy. Financial security didn’t depend on a … Continue reading A Care Revolution

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

What the world can learn from Hawaii’s feminist economic recovery plan

By Marissa Conway “Rather than rush to rebuild the status quo of inequality, we should encourage a deep structural transition to an economy that better values the work we know is essential to sustaining us.” -Building Bridges, Not Walking on Backs All around the world, governments have grappled with timely and impactful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that keep the economy afloat and people safe. … Continue reading What the world can learn from Hawaii’s feminist economic recovery plan

Strengthening health care and gender equality through better collaborations

By Dr. Sylvia Sax Health systems all over the world are failing to meet the needs of the people they serve, especially those women who are most reliant on health services.  My work as a Global Health consultant has exposed me to how women suffer from lack of reliable, effective and efficient healthcare services, most often not designed to meet their needs.  I undertook my … Continue reading Strengthening health care and gender equality through better collaborations

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