Violence against female health workers is tip of iceberg of gender power imbalances

Asha S George, Frances E McConville, Shaheem de Vries, Gustavo Nigenda, Shabnum Sarfraz and Michelle McIsaac, (2020). Violence against female health workers is tip of iceberg of gender power imbalances. BMJ, n/a-n/a

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    Author Asha S George
    Frances E McConville
    Shaheem de Vries
    Gustavo Nigenda
    Shabnum Sarfraz
    Michelle McIsaac
    Title Violence against female health workers is tip of iceberg of gender power imbalances
    Appearing in BMJ
    Publication Date 2020-10-27
    Place of Publication United Kingdom
    Publisher BMJ
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    Language eng
    Abstract Twenty five years ago the Beijing Platform for Action for Women advocated for women’s rights to health. In doing so, it recognised women as important providers of healthcare and not just as users of it. Since then, attention to the predominantly female composition of the health workforce and the central role of health workers to global health, and to economies more broadly, has increased.1 Nevertheless, the potential contribution of female health workers to advancing global health remains inhibited by several factors, including those underpinned by gender power relations. One of the more extreme and harmful forms of abuse of gender power relations is the violence perpetrated against female health workers. Such violence continues even as health workers respond to the covid-19 pandemic.
    Keyword Gender
    violence
    Health workers
    Women's health
    Copyright Holder BMJ
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1136/bmj.m3546
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