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Global Health Security

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored two realities: disease events constitute threats to national, regional, and global security, and women, girls, and gendered communities are disproportionately affected. Effective solutions must focus on the intersection of gender, health, and security to address emerging global public health risks.

Gender & COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the staggering impact health crises have on women, girls, and vulnerable groups—poverty, health, security, and gender-based violence. For WIIS, gender equality must be made an integral part of the overall global response.

Global Health Security Preparedness

Planning for future pandemics is as critical as fighting COVID-19. What is needed is a coordinated global response and strategy for future action that integrates a gender approach and ensures women have leadership and agency at all levels of planning and decision-making.