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
A mother and daughter talk about their roles and perspectives as women in development work In the early 1980’s, Elisabeth moved to the town of Tanga in Tanzania and started working as a medical doctor. Her daughter Friederike, who was born around that time, later started a career in development also working abroad an in the development sector. In this inter-generational conversation they share their … Continue reading Women in Development – The Changing Field.
By Yarrow Global “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” – Audre Lorde Decolonizing Global and maternal health can’t be done without having those people who are most affected by negative maternal health outcomes at the table, such as women from Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs). This is one of the key takeaways from the “Rethinking North-South Relations – A gendered challenge” panel that … Continue reading Decolonizing North-South Relationships in Global Health
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
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.
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
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