WISE Director Georgia Taylor’s work with WHO on “Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities” cited in WHO statement to UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

The Director General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, has highlighted the findings of a report commissioned by WHO and partners, co-authored by WISE Director Georgia Taylor, in her end of year message.

WHO and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns.

One in eight of all Sub-Saharan African graduates emigrated between 2000 and 2010, according to new research — a higher proportion than in any other region in the world. But these numbers do not tell the whole brain-drain story. Less well-known is a trend in which qualified female migrants compromise their careers when they move abroad. Most research on female migrants focuses on lower skilled work like domestic labour. The subject of high-skilled migration needs more scrutiny

WISE Director, Georgia Taylor, explores how CARE Australia is supporting ethnic women in the Mekong region to earn an income and change social norms around gender roles in the family and the community.

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