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Use Tech for Convenience, Not Happiness 
 January 4, 2019 
The purpose of new technology is to solve a pain point. Dr. Holly Shakya has some analysis on how technology hurts our happiness. 

Some kinds of laws expand women's and girls' economic opportunities. How does that work? 
March 28, 2017 
 Doctors Rupa Jose, Jeni Klugman, and Anita Raj write a piece featured in the Washington Post on International Day of the Girl Child to signify   a new year of efforts to prepare girls for the work they choose. 

  GEH Director, Anita Raj, is featured regarding the EMERGE Project and the wealth of gender data that is waiting in India. 

   Dr. Raj's work on non-martial sexual violence in collaboration with International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) based in Mumbai. 

    Doctors Nandita Bhan, Lotus McDougal, and Anita Raj and their work on the Nirbhaya effect were referenced in analysis on increased sexual      assault reporting in districts across India. 

  High-Profile Rape in India Released Tide of Outrage but With Mixed Results 
  November 26, 2018 
   Dr. Lotus McDougal and Dr. Anita Raj's work in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence was mentioned regarding a surge in rape reports to             Indian police following Nirbhaya. 

    GEH's work with our in-country partners in New Delhi, India on the National Family Health Survey data sets called the Gender Project and its      findings are seen in IndiaSpend. 

    Gender budgeting, an approach encouraged internationally since 2001, allows governments to take a fiscal path to address persistent gender       inequalities that compromise health and development of nation. 

    States with gender budgeting showed significantly greater reduction in spousal violence between 2005-'06 and 2015-'16 than those without          it, according to a recent study using data from National Family Health Survey waves 3 (2005-'06) and 4 (2015-'16).  
     There is a growing call for women's economic empowerment as a step to increase women's autonommy in India and globally. Dr. Anita Raj,         Nandita Bhan, and Amruta Trivedi write on our GEH study from rural Maharashtra, India.  

  Some kinds of laws expand women's and girls' economic opportunities. How does that work? 
   March 28, 2017 
    Doctors Rupa Jose, Jeni Klugman, and Anita Raj write a piece featured in the Washington Post on International Day of the Girl Child to                start a new year of efforts to prepare girls for the work they choose. 

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel Worse
 April 10, 2017 
  Dr. Holly Shakya and colleague Dr. Nicholas Christakis were featured in the Harvard Business review for their work on social network              analysis. 

Why do California babies have syphilis in numbers rivaling those of poor nations? 
 October 17, 2018 
GEH's Associate Director, Dr. Jennifer Wagman, and her work on congenital syphilis in Kern County, California are referenced. She is quoted on her in Uganda before her current domestic project. 

GEH Doctoral Student Appointed Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment Student Ambassador

Congratulations to Brittnie Bloom for being appointed as a Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment Student Ambassador! Brittnie is a first year Global Health PhD student in the Joint-Doctoral Program through UCSD and SDSU. Brittnie is proud to be the first in her family to attend college and is a product of both the CSU- and UC- systems, as she received her bachelor’s degree as a McNair Scholar from SDSU in Psychology and her Master’s of Science in Public Health from UCLA.

Tata Institute for Genetics and Society Advances with Building Naming, Inaugural Chair Holders
September 13, 2017
 We are proud to announce that Dr. Anita Raj has been named one of the four recipients of the Tata Chancellor's Endowed Professorship in Medicine, at UCSD! Dr. Raj's work will help develop social, behavioral, and public health scientists in India in the areas of measurement and evaluation, epidemiology, and social behavioral theories and their application to public health.

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Sex Trafficking, Child Marriages Linked, Study of Mexico Finds
 May 26, 2017
Three out of four girls trafficked in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.

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UCSD School of Medicine Working to End Violence Against Women Worldwide
January 12, 2017
In a recent Washington, D.C meeting, policy makers and researchers came together with the Center on Gender Equity and Health at the UCSD School of Medicine to lend their ideas to the issues women and girls face globally. This event was held to commemorate a recent $1.6 million grant that was awarded to the Center on Gender Equity (GEH) and Health from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to be used to improve the rigorous measurement of violence against women and girls worldwide. BMFG funds will also go towards supporting a new GEH office in India, as well as allowing opportunities to train UCSD students on multidisciplinary research. 

La Jolla Student to be Honored as 'Champion of Change' at White House Event
April 12, 2016
Meghan Yap is being recognized for her efforts to address sexual assault issues at UC San Diego

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World Bank Group, SVRI Give Awards for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
April 12, 2016
Drs. Jamila K. Stockman, Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Jennifer Wagman, and Paul Fleming receive awards from the World Bank and Sexual Violence Research Initiative for Innovations to Prevent Gender-based Violence.

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Healthline examines where Clinton, Sanders, Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich stand on abortion, Planned Parenthood, birth control and family leave
March 14, 2016
Women's health has taken center stage in the 2016 presidential election.

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The Underreported Epidemic of HIV Among U.S. Women. Healthline News
 February 11, 2016
Poverty stigma, and violence are among the barriers faced by women infected with HIV.

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More Than One-Fourth of Female Sex Workers in Northern Mexican Cities Enter Sex Trade As Minors.
 August 4, 2015
One in four female sex workers in two Mexican cities on the U.S. border entered the sex trade younger than age 18; one in eight before their 16th birthday. Dr. Silverman, Brouwer, Servin, and Raj, authors of a recent publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reported that these women were more than 3x more likely to become infected with HIV and to be violently coerced to engage in sex with male clients than those who started sex work as adults.

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