EMERGE in Africa
New Findings from Africa: COVID-19 and Gender (with research supported from EMERGE small grants)

Over a year and a half into the pandemic, many countries are still grappling with the devastating second and third waves; we want to keep you up-to-date on findings and impacts of COVID-19 on issues and topics related to gender.
Child malnutrition or undernutrition has both short and long-term consequences such as limited cognitive development, poor school performance, poor economic productivity in adulthood, increased risk of chronic diseases later in life. Women’s empowerment and child nutrition (and growth): Spotlight on Africa 
Big Data and AI for Gender Equity in Health
Watch Anita Raj, GEH Director, and Nabamallika Dehingia from UCSD speak on the gendered dimensions of digital technologies for health, with a focus on translation of evidence to policy and practice-based learning in low and middle-income countries.

This web series is organized by a consortium between UNU IIGH, The University of Cape Town, South Africa and BBC Media Action. 
Enabling Gender Data to Support Empowerment
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Check out June's Enabling Gender Data to Support Empowerment social media campaign!
In The News
When Gender Equality at the Olympics Is Not So Equal
New York Times
Despite recent commitments to reach gender parity and the Tokyo Olympics being the first "gender balanced" games, the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) is not there yet, with females comprising just 37.5% of overall committee members. Recent challenges faced by female athletes also indicate room for improvement.