Taking action about gender inequalities in the field of global health, Women in Global Health was formed to advocate for equal representation of women in top leadership position from the current 25 percent and create spaces for women among global health organizations, 70 percent of which are led by men.
With 103 million women in Pakistan and 60 million in an economically productive age, only 22.54 percent participate in labour and barely 30 percent of health professionals make it to the health workforce and labour market. The need for Pakistan to have a national chapter as well is most urgent and reflected in Pakistan’s ranking on various gender indices. The Global Gender Gap Report 2018 by World Economic Forum showed Pakistan remains South Asia’s lowest country and second lowest globally.
To be officially launched on 20th August 2019, the Women in Global Health Pakistan Chapter will highlight areas of inequalities faced by women in health. The presence of women leaders in health will guard interests of sub-groups, make interventions and conversations more inclusive and collaborative, and enable systems that pave way for higher female participation in health workforce, thereby closing the economic opportunity gap
P2impact will serve as the secretariat for the Pakistan chapter.
With a view that harnessing the full potential of the female health community in Pakistan is expected to promote economic equity and opportunity, WGH Pakistan chapter will work towards gender parity in healthcare which is crucial for women’s participation and contributions towards achieving targets for SDG 3 (Health), SDG 5 (Gender), SDG 8 (Economic Development) and SDG 10 (Reduce Inequality).
For the Chapter Launch, P2impact is compiling List of Women working in Health/ Global in Pakistan. Recognizing the momentum for gender parity in health workforce, and the need to highlight the diversity of women working in global health, we seek nominations.