Women, especially pregnant women and children, are disproportionately affected by malaria. Malaria is an entirely preventable and treatable disease which puts half the world at risk and costs a child’s life every two minutes. It is therefore critical that we pay attention to gender aspects in the fight against malaria. By joining the International Gender Champion network, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria will promote gender equality within its leadership and among its more than 500 partners ranging from malaria affected countries to private sector companies to research and non-profit organisations. We look forward to working with and learning from other Gender Champions in pursuit of our vision of a malaria-free world.
I commit to undertake the following:
Commitment to establish in 2018 an RBM Partnership Gender Task Force, bringing in members from throughout the Partnership, to ensure gender considerations are adequately reflected in the malaria sector.
Commitment to achieving gender parity in the RBM Partnership leadership positions and partnership mechanisms (Board members, Partner Committee Co-Chairs, RBM Secretariat management team).