Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

This special issue of The Lancet is dedicated to advancing SDG 5 with its focus on gender equity in science, medicine and global health.
Elsevier,

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

This article 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 article contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education), and SDG 5 (gender equality). In particular, this article identifies the female health volunteers in Nepal and their role as critically important drivers in health-related Millennium Development Goals and targets.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 7 February 2019, Pages 12-13.

Focussing on SDG 5 (gender equality), this research explores the leadership gender gap in health research within Cameroon. In particular, the role of female mentor-protégé relationships and their opportunities are discussed.
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The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 579-586.

This article explores SDG 5 (gender equality) with a focus on women's inclusion within the science and medicine industry. Despite women's representation on the rise, women still encounter bias and discrimination when compared to men in these fields across a variety of outcomes.
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.
Elsevier,

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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During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Márcia Balisciano, Corporate Responsibility Director at RELX Group, spoke about how women are advancing the 17 SDGs in a panel empowering women to advance the goals.
This podcast highlights how the #MeToo campaign is tackling sexual harassment in the workplace and helping to empower women. It is advancing SDG 5, gender equality.

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