Janet and J. Stephen Morrison, who is senior vice president and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, served as lead authors of "A Call to Action: Women’s Health and Gender Equality," which was signed by 30 experts in global health, foreign policy, economic development, and national security signed. The group represents a range of political views, but agrees that advancing women’s health and gender equality as fundamental rights is not only critical for global health and development, but also serves U.S. national security interests. It calls for Biden-Harris administration to prioritize U.S. global leadership on women’s health and gender equality.
In a recent CSIS Commentary, Janet explores the intersecting crises of HIV, Covid-19, and gender inequality in Africa. "In countries battling HIV epidemics," she writes, "efforts to tackle the health and economic impacts of Covid-19 will not succeed without also addressing the fundamental challenges of HIV and gender inequality, which increase risk and vulnerability," especially for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). You can find the commentary here.