Why applying a gender lens is key to addressing Africa’s challenges


A report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in early 2015 caught my attention. Being sensitive to gender issues, I was amazed that I had missed the gender dimension of this public health crisis. An alert from a global group that co-ordinates humanitarian action put the crisis in context:…

Shirley Malcom

Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).