Gender equality and women's empowerment

Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10247, 1–7 August 2020, Pages 301-302

This news report addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in violence against women and girls. The report highlights that lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services during the lockdown and thereafter could result in up to 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide, and up to 2·7 million unsafe abortions and 11 000 pregnancy-related deaths.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10247, 1–7 August 2020, Pages 301-302

This news report addresses SDG 5 by highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in violence against women and girls. The report highlights that lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services during the lockdown and thereafter could result in up to 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide, and up to 2·7 million unsafe abortions and 11 000 pregnancy-related deaths.

The new 2030 sustainable development agenda is likely to dominate policy and academic debates at both national and international levels over next 15 years and beyond. It is, therefore, a crucial time to critically reflect how the SDGs are likely to shape - and be shaped by - the wider research community. Each peer-reviewed paper will address the common question of: “how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa?”.

Background: Early marriage and fertility are major social determinants of health and wellbeing. Rapid shifts in the past three decades, including a rise in sexual activity in unmarried adolescents, a large population of young migrant workers, and a high proportion of males relative to females, have the potential to alter patterns of reproductive health in Chinese adolescents and young women. We aimed to establish long-term trends of marriage and fertility for girls and women aged 15–24 years in China.
Elsevier, Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 87, July 2020
In the U.S., substantial employment and wage gaps persist between workers with and without disabilities. A lack of accessible transportation is often cited as a barrier to employment in higher wage jobs for people with disabilities, but little is known about the intraurban commuting patterns of employed people with disabilities in relation to their wage earnings.
Elsevier, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 88, July 2020
The hospitality industry struggles with problems with staff motivation, commitment and retention, whilst also having an entrenched glass ceiling that limits career opportunities for many women. Mentoring is a useful function to support and develop staff, and may be particularly important for helping women overcome gendered barriers to progression. This paper reports on a year-long qualitative study of a women's mentoring programme in the hospitality industry in the UK.
This book chapter addresses SDG 3 and 5 by explaining that there are substantial differences between female and male patients in physiology, pathology triggering factors, disease progression, clinical approaches and treatment outcome, providing a comprehensive examination and investigation into all aspects of sex differences in cardiac electrophysiology.
This book chapter addresses SDG goals 3 and 5 by explaining how patients' and physicians' education and recruitment strategies can improve to bolster women's enrollment in clinical trials.
Background: There is a growing body of research exploring how intimate partner violence affects contraceptive decision-making, recognizing that these decisions are reflective not only of access and acceptability, but also spousal power imbalances. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding contraceptive choices following gender-based violence during pregnancy. There are an estimated 7·8 million in India affected by violence during pregnancy, and an ongoing, heavy reliance on female sterilization as the dominant form of contraception.

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