Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

This special issue of The Lancet is dedicated to advancing SDG 5 (gender equality) with its focus on gender equity in science, medicine and global health.
This Canadian study identifies gender pay gaps in research funding are attributable to less favourable assessments of women investigators, not of the quality of their proposed research. Developing SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this research article identifies strategies to foster fair and rigorous academia peer review systems.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 502-504.

This commentary critically explores methods used to reduce implicit bias surrounding SDG 5 (gender equality) within science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 504-506.

Exploring SDG 5 (gender equality), this commentary explores a reduced number of senior level women in scientific research within Africa. Structural changes along with improved best practice is necessary to close the African gender gap.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Page 511.

This commentary expresses the urgent need for the inclusion of SDG 5 (gender equality) within global health communities. Ending discrimination against women and girls is essential to achieve SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 550-559.

Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals 3 (good health and well-being), 5 (gender equality), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 10 (reduced inequalities), this research identifies the importance of diversification and gender equity in the scientific workforce and in the research populations to produce effective medical research.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 541-549.

This research piece explores factors contributing to women's under-representation in the medical industry, advancing SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).
Nominated for the July/August 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article contributes to goal 4 on quality education and goal 5 on gender equality. It explores young people's motivations to become future business leaders and in doing so helps to explain the under representation of women among entrepreneurs and top-level managers.
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International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 59, March 2018, Pages 28-34

Education is an important factor in improving quality life among the world's poor and yet keeping young women, in particular, in education remains a consistent challenge. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article examines a scholarship programme for young indigenous women and how education is a tool for women's empowerment, advancing SDGs 4 and 5.
Goal 3 on good health and wellbeing sets a target to improve sexual and reproductive health. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in October 2017, this article advances this target through its study of migrant, refugee and cross-border Burmese women in Thailand accessing safe abortions.

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