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Global Health Action

Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 July 2019

This special issue of Global Health Action will re-visit the topic Gender Inequalities in Health: From Theory to Action. The aim is to contribute to better understanding the relationship between gender (in)equalities and health (in)equalities by expanding knowledge on how gender inequalities in society generate inequalities and inequities in health, disease, mortality, disability and access to health care. A common approach is to analyze gender inequality as a primary social determinant, interacting with others such as race/ethnicity, social class, religion and/or migratory status.

We are particularly interested in manuscripts that contribute to gender and social theories, build on intersectional, eco-social, relational, or bio-social approaches, and support methodological innovation using qualitative and quantitative approaches. Moving from theory and research to policy and action, submissions that describe or evaluate interventions that tackle gender inequalities in health are especially welcome.

In order to advance our understanding and response to gender inequalities in health, we seek papers that change our conceptualisation of gender and the pathways through which it underpins health inequalities, as well as papers that deepen our understanding of the movements, programs and interventions that change gender inequalities in health.

We welcome different types of contributions: empirical research, theoretical papers, methodological articles, commentaries reflecting on action, and literature reviews. We invite papers with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies. Please check the Type of Articles section in the Journal for an overview of the diversity of papers that Global Health Action publishes.

Global Health Action

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Guest Editors for the Special Issue:

Ann Öhman has a PhD in Public Health and is currently Professor of Gender Studies at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University. She is also affiliated with the Department of Clinical Medicine and Public Health; Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University. Her research deals with gender and health, gender-based violence and gendered work in health care institutions.

Isabel Goicolea is Associate Professor in Global Health at the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, and an editor for Global Health Action. Her research focuses on gender and health systems (especially sexual and reproductive health and violence against women) and innovative mixed methodologies research.

Asha George is the South African Research Chair in Health Systems, Complexity and Social Change at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape. With the aim of contributing to health and social justice, she focuses on social relations, including those related to gender, that underpin the frontline interface between health care users, communities and providers in low- and middle-income country settings.

Carmen Vives-Cases is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Community Nursing, Public Health, Preventive Medicine and History of Science of the University of Alicante (Spain). Her research tasks have been focused mostly on the social determinants of violence against women in general, and particularly among immigrant and ethnic minority women in the Spanish context.

Submission guidelines

Find the instructions for authors here. Please submit your manuscripts using our online submission system. Under the Journal section, select “Special issues: Gender Inequality in Health”.

This call for papers is open until 31st July 2019; manuscripts will be published as soon as they are accepted.

We look forward to receiving contributions.