Gender equality and women's empowerment

Background: Half of the world's missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion. It is unknown whether selective abortion of female fetuses has changed in recent years across different birth orders. We sought to document the trends in missing female births, particularly among second and third children, at national and state levels.
This study highlights the potential adverse effects of climate change on future sexual crime and provides some information for targeted preventions.
In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, talks to Tessy Antony de Nassau about leadership.

Global Emergency of Mental Disorders, 2021, Pages 353-364

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 16 by explaining the risk factors that are specific to women with regard to mental disorders. These risk factors include socioeconomic disadvantages, violence, low income and income inequality, lower social status, and responsibilities of caring for children and family members.

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 147, May 2021

Promotes Goal 5 Gender Equality by finding that women's attitudes to what is an acceptable level of safety and security are affected by their perception of what is 'normal'. Information/education can change people's expectations and thereby lead to improvements. This study was carried out in the context of public transport but the conclusion applies in other contexts as well.
This work aims to carry out a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis in order to assess the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on women’s sexual function in women who have undergone FGM compared to women who have not undergone FGM.
The crisis provoked by COVID-19 has rapidly and profoundly affected Latin America. This article focuses on the structural factors that consign women to a reality in which they permanently face discrimination and violence.
RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Dr. Marianne Legato about gender-specific medicine.

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, has launched a free access special issue of curated content focused on women and gender issues in health and sciences.


Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Volume 50/Issue 2, March-April 2021, pages 115-118

This article advances SDG 4 and 5 by exploring the gender disparity among Canadian interventional radiologists, highlights the attrition of women through their radiology training, and discusses recruitment strategies to increase diversity in this rewarding field.