Trends in Global Health: Gender and Health Equity in a Time of Relapse and Resuscitation

June 27, 2019 @ 11:30AM — 1:00PM

After decades of progress, the struggle for equity continues. Girls and women are still not equal. In many parts of the world, girls and women’s rights are deteriorating and progress toward equality is stalling. And that impacts all of us.

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After decades of progress, the struggle for equity continues. Girls and women are still not equal. In many parts of the world, girls and women’s rights are deteriorating and progress toward equality is stalling. And that impacts all of us.

Michelle Milford Morse, the UN Foundation’s Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy, says that protecting our progress toward equity is a moral, economic and human capital imperative. It depends on the clarity with which we see the world, and the choices we make about its people. Morse will discuss the myths of gender and health equity—including the notion that inequity impacts only vulnerable women in faraway places, and will issue a call to action to defend shared and achievable aspirations for everyone, everywhere.

Morse leads the UN Foundation’s efforts to promote gender equality and the rights and agency of all girls and women, working in collaboration with the United Nations and its partners. Since its earliest days, the United Nations Foundation has committed to championing the rights of girls and women, because the dignity and agency of girls and women is essential for a more peaceful and prosperous world for all.