Gender, Equity and Empowerment
Gender inequality is shaped by cultural, social, and economic factors. Both men and women face the negative consequences of some of these factors, but the marginalization of girls and women makes them more vulnerable to certain risks. Sexism and gender discrimination influence access to resources and opportunities that influence all aspects of life, especially health. This thematic area is dedicated to exploring the role of gender and its influence on healthcare and health outcomes. Methods to address these challenges will also be explored to better inform policy makers, activists, and leaders on how to mitigate gender inequities and address these challenges.
These are examples of publications involving AKU's faculty, highlighting a range of expertise: