Ed Yong on Fixing the Gender Imbalance in News Stories... and Journalism
The award-winning science journalist and author tells about the steps he’s taken to make his stories more inclusive, and how that fundamentally changed his reporting over the past eight years. He also shares some of what he has learned telling the stories of women amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health Systems Risk Reaching a Breaking Point: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
Pre-pandemic, the World Health Organization expected a global shortage of at least 18 million health care workers by 2030. With 70% of the current global workforce made up of women, solving this crisis seems to be very much a gender issue.
Women’s Health in Numbers: It Isn’t Just About Reproduction
Finding data reflecting women’s and girls’ reality is tricky, especially when it’s about a field that has a long history of considering men’s and boys’ experiences as the default human experience. Still, we tried.
Lisa Falco on the Gender Data Gap, Health, and AI Bias
The Swiss data scientist has been working on healthcare technology for a decade and a half. In this discussion with her, we covered the basics — from what data actually is to why it’s so important — before getting into the specifics of the gender data gap in medicine and in tech.
Women & Climate: Six Hard-Hitting Figures
Climate change exacerbates existing inequalities. Here are some key numbers that show some of the ways it affects women. For contrast, we also take a look at a couple of figures of how (under-)represented women are at leadership roles.