During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
It’s not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering South Africa's very real environmental and structural constraints.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.
A review of research on both the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, found less than 1% of published research discussed gender issues.
Adolescent girls experience a number of vulnerabilities which incease their risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviours.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror