American speculative fiction author William Gibson once said, “The future is already here—It’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same has been said about climate change. We know that climate impacts are unevenly distributed among different demographic groups, such as the poor, women, and Black, Indiginous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. But little research exists on the disparate and disproportionate ways that LGBTQ+ people … Continue reading The LGBTQ+ community and climate change: A Q&A with Leo Goldsmith
Why climate change’s impact on women in sub-Saharan Africa needs to be treated as the health crisis that it is By Edith Magak When the HIV pandemic emerged in the 1980s, men were more likely than women to acquire the disease. But today, women are the face of the virus. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 60% of people living with HIV are female. This feminization of … Continue reading When Drought and HIV Collide
By Sarah Sax When people think of what drives tropical deforestation, they think of what are referred to as “the big five”: cattle, soy, palm oil, timber and pulp, and cacao. And for sure, these industries are responsible for a large part of tropical deforestation. But what if someone told you: lack of access to healthcare, or high maternal mortality rates could also be considered … Continue reading Health in Harmony: a Planetary Health Approach in the Making
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
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
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.