One year since the launch of #VaccinesWork, and one week after celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), today we cast the spotlight on women, girls and gender by revisiting some of the articles that tell their stories. The following 10 articles, published on #VaccinesWork over the past year, highlight the gendered impact of COVID-19 and celebrate the positive developments in global health championed by and for women and girls in the context of the pandemic and beyond.
For Gavi, the call to address gender bias and inequality, while simultaneously seeking out and celebrating women’s achievements in global health, is an ongoing effort. Systemic barriers that make women and girls more vulnerable in crisis have been compounded by gaps in investing in women’s leadership. And now with COVID-19 the need for a collective push for greater global solidarity to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls – in the health sector and beyond – has never been greater. Here are ten stories of why that is the case.