Private Sector Can Improve Efforts To Promote Gender Equality, Women’s Health

Devex: 4 ways for the private sector to support women’s health
Carolyn Rodehau, technical deputy for reproductive health workplace programs at Meridian Group International, Inc. and associate on the Evidence Project at Population Council

“… In their supply chains in low- and middle-income countries, companies can be far more proactive in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment by promoting women’s health. Here are four practical actions companies can take immediately when it comes to improving both the health and equality of the women working in their supply chains. 1. Ensuring access to quality health services. … 2. Addressing gender-specific vulnerabilities and unique health needs of women. … 3. Providing health educational materials. … 4. Capturing the ‘right’ data. … It’s time to move the corporate discussion on the [SDGs] and women’s empowerment beyond public commitments to a better way of doing business that addresses women’s health in business operations in low- and middle-income countries” (5/24).