Dr Avni Amin is one of the experts of the World Heath Organization on Women’s Health. After a conversation with Dr Amin we will discover she is a huge advocate for human rights and equality. Her story starts with the death of her mother and being care for by her Aunt who is a strong female figure and her father who is a feminist. Avni Amin has received degrees from John Hopkins and has been published on the topic of Women’s Health. In our discussion, we talked about some of the global roles of Women and reasons why keeping women healthy and educated is so important to our global society.
The following was emailed to us from the WHO and inspired the podcast you can listen to below.
The Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities series articulates a forward-looking agenda towards:
· Bodily autonomy — enabling women and girls to make informed sexual, reproductive, and healthcare decisions—a human right for all.
· Promoting equitable gender norms, including those that make violence against women and girls, including harmful practices such as early/forced marriage and female genital mutilation, unacceptable.
· Financing universal health coverage and social protection to cover health costs, child care, paid parental, sick and family care leave and old age pension.
· Valuing paid employment and unpaid care work equally and enabling men to share care work with women.
· Addressing male bias in the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.
· Strengthening health systems to include safe, decent working conditions for the majority female health workforce including eliminating sexual harassment and violence.
· Investing in feminist movements, which have been instrumental in fostering progressive changes towards gender equality.
· Ensuring women’s and feminist leadership in governments, health and development agencies, and other global organizations.
“National governments and the global community need to do better together to support and enable women and girls to enjoy their health and fulfil their rights. This BMJ series on Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities takes us on a powerful journey: from understanding the barriers, to sharing effective modes of change and inspiring possibilities for the future,” said Ian Askew, Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, including the United Nations Special Programme HRP.
· Read the articles: https://www.bmj.com/gender
· Watch the trailer: https://bit.ly/who-gender-