A commentary in The Lancet
We highlighted the continued gender bias in academic research and reporting by publishing a commentary.
Despite growing recognition of the imperative to address gender disparities and inequity in health, researchers, funders, and editors do not treat the gendered aspects of health research and practice as a priority. It is unacceptable that members of the scientific community, who are putatively committed to rigour and objectivity, undervalue the importance of the gender bias in academic research and neglect to act. Continue reading
GENDRO participated in a webinar organized by Elsevier on the importance of sex and gender dimensions in research and academic reporting across disciplines. GENDRO's president provided highlights on the persistent gender bias in research and presented the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines, the development of which was spearheaded by Dr. Heidari in her capacity as chair of the Gender Policy Committee of European Association of Science Editors.
Sex, Bias and Data
A seminar at the Global Fund
GENDRO's president, Dr. Heidari, described the harmful
implications of gender bias in global health data and research, and offered a path to change the paradigm towards programs relevant for everyone.
Sex and gender matter in (HIV) research and clinical practice
At Geneva University Hospitals
A presentation at the HIV and the body provided evidence on the range of established biological and socio-economic differences that result in differential risks and health outcomes, encouraging a more systematic attention to sex and gender differences in HIV clinical research and practice.