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French Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs

Details

Date:
December 17, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
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Website:
https://www.genderequalhcw.org/

Organizer

French Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs
Email:
romain.chave@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Website:
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On the occasion of UHC Day, France is organizing, together with the World Health Organization and the NGO Women in Global Health, an event to thank the States and organizations that have committed to the Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative and to present the next steps on December 17 from 15:00 to 16:30 CET. This virtual event will bring together representatives of States, IOs and NGOs to engage key decision-makers in the future direction of the GEHCWI.

This Initiative aims to increase visibility, dialogue, and commitment to action on gender equity in the health and care workforce alongside the UN Women Generation Equality Campaign to accelerate gender equality. The objective is to inspire action in the health and care sectors on safe and decent work for women, ending informal work, which is often unpaid and underpaid, equal opportunities in health and care occupations, an end to violence and harassment and equal participation of men and women in the sector in leadership and decision making. Gender equity in the health and care sector builds a strong foundation for health systems, universal health coverage (UHC) and global health security.