Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is a global day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for this International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD 2023) is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality." Elsevier is proud to support IWD 2023 through this thoughtfully curated, freely accessible collection of journal articles and book chapters highlighting the strides being made towards embracing equity and the barriers that stand in the way of achieving gender equality.
In this special International Women's Day episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, Kume Chibsa, inspirational thought leader and CEO & Co-Founder of Afrovalley, talks to Márcia Balisciano about the agro supply chain challenges that farmers, particularly women, face in Africa and how Afrovalley uses the latest in blockchain technology to help solve them, as well as the difference between equity and equality, the importance of mental health, and many more valuable leadership insights.
Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Volume 16, December 2022
This Article supports SDGs 3, 5, 10 and 16 by assessing changes in stillbirth rates overall and for Black and White women, finding that there was a substantial racial disparity and suggesting that targeted health and social policies are needed to address this issue.
eClinicalMedicine, Volume 52, October 2022
This Article supports SDG 3 and 5 by highlighting a need for greater involvement of in-country authors on research examining a wider range of gendered COVID-19 impacts, as well as increased representation of diverse topics and publications related to COVID-19 and women's well-being focused on lower income countries.
The Lancet Public Health, Volume 7, September 2022
This Review supports SDGs 3 and 5, focusing on the gendered association between unpaid labour and mental health, particularly in relation to the fact that women do more hours of unpaid labour worldwide than men. The Review found that unpaid labour is associated with worse mental health in women than in men.