Claim 1: Income is access to resources. When it comes to humans, one gender is given less access to resources than the other. Though it may appear these two claims are the same, they are not. The first claim is entirely true, but the second more widely shared claim should be worded more carefully. We can't just make the claim that women aren't paid as much for the same job, or that they are, as if it applies to all jobs universally.
Stakeholders tackle how to make the SDGs a reality for women and girls
Scott Santens - Women Have Lower Incomes Than Men
The ACA makes several changes to public programs, insurance and other aspects of health policy that affect women. Overall, the law presents a variety of opportunities and challenges for states. By January , the law requires individual health insurance coverage, expands Medicaid and requires health benefit exchanges to help low-income people obtain coverage. These broad components of health reform are expected to provide health coverage to 32 million uninsured people, including many women. Seminar participants generally recognized that, because approximately 50 million Americans lack health insurance and health care costs continue to rise, the health care system cannot be sustained as it currently exists.
Improving Women’s Health Opportunities and Challenges in Health Reform
Cooking is essential—and what you cook with, too. In Cambodia, women entrepreneurs are taking up cookstove production, making hundreds of improved cookstoves every month, reducing their wood consumption and increasing their income. An average household cooking with fuelwood will consume 2, kilos of wood in a year, often using inefficient stoves. Searching for firewood can take hours per day.
New York— At a UN Women-organized Multi-Stakeholder Forum on 21 January in preparation for the 60 th session of the Commission on the Status of Women CSW60 , States, civil society and the United Nations system discussed ways to accelerate realization of gender equality and the empowerment of women and implementing related commitments in the Agenda for Sustainable Development. They emphasized that gender equality needs to be at the core of national policies to ensure that no one is left behind. Through a series of four panels, stakeholders shared experiences, provided recommendations and concrete steps for implementing the Agenda in a gender-responsive manner and outlined the related issues that should be addressed at CSW60, to take place in March. CSW60 has not only the opportunity—indeed this is the expectation—to help transform the lives of women and girls everywhere.