Workplace gender equality

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A New Global Health 50/50 report reveals that most leading organisations active in global health have a long way to go towards workplace gender equality. The ground-breaking analysis of 198 global organisations active in health, covering an estimated 4.5 million employees worldwide, reveals that the majority are failing to deliver on sexual harassment policies, gender pay gap reporting, and gender parity in leadership positions.
Launched in Ethiopia by President, Sahle-Work Zewde (Pictured), the second Global Health 50/50 Report, Equality Works, shows that few of the world’s top global organisations active in health are achieving gender equality for their employees. This is despite more than a year’s worth of news headlines detailing widespread gender-based discrimination in workplaces around the world. The report exposes pay gaps; lack of policies on parental leave, sexual harassment and flexible working; and a systematic absence of women in leadership roles.