The Lancet Aims To Ensure Culture Of Gender Equality

The Lancet: Offline: Owning up on gender equality
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet

“…Last week, the first report on gender-responsiveness among the world’s most influential global health organizations — The Global Health 50/50 Report — was launched in London. … As part of our planning towards the launch of a theme issue on women in medicine, medical science, and global health in 2019, we will be prioritizing changes to ensure that we meet the expectations set out in Global Health 50/50. … Gender equality is about more than numerical parity. It is about culture too. And gender is only one dimension of equality. Issues of race and class are also important to consider. … The publication of Global Health 50/50 is a landmark in the history of global health. If our collective commitment to justice and equity is to mean anything, it’s time we changed and changed now” (3/17).

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