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.
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Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 523-524.

This correspondence contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), seeking to improve inclusion and diversity in science within low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Elsevier,

Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 19-20.

This correspondence contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education), and SDG 5 (gender equality). In particular, this piece celebrates the female health volunteers of Nepal and expresses the importance of such roles in driving forward the health-related Millennium Development Goals and targets.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 7 February 2019, Pages 12-13.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality), this correspondence explores the leadership gender gap in health research within Cameroon. In particular, the role of female mentor-protégé relationships and their opportunities are discussed.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 604-608.

Contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 4 (quality education), this viewpoint piece explores USA and UK women's participation in higher education and their representation as researchers and leaders in science, medicine and global health fields.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 526-527.

Contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), this correspondence explores Yemeni women's underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The article discusses the challenges women face because of their societies' cultures and institutional rules.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages e15-e16.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this correspondence discusses gender equity in academic medicine. In particular, this piece explores women's lag behind men in leadership positions. Transparent hiring processes should be adopted, institutionalising best practices to proactively attract and hire diverse leadership candidates.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Page 14.

This correspondence contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), discussing gender gaps within the healthcare industry. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has sought to address the challenge of inspiring women to aspire towards leadership roles as a key strategic goal.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 512-514.

Directly contributing to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 4 (quality education), this report investigates sexual harassment incidents within academia and discusses the uprising of online naming and shaming of sexual harassment culprits.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 517-518.

Directly contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this perspective piece discusses sociocultural constructs and patterns within sub-Saharan Africa surrounding cancer. There remains a stigma around cancer which continuous to risk women with cancer loosing their source of livelihood or family support.

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