Rachel Firth is the founder of Women in Dev, an international development conference taking place in London on March 5, 2020. She is the managing director of Global Office Consulting, which works predominantly with women-led or gender-focused development organizations and initiatives. She has been involved in policy formation for global health initiatives in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, supported in the development of national strategies for maternal and child health, and delivered advocacy and programmatic work in health, education, and gender equality globally.
Funding in the development sector continues to fail women: too little is changing too slowly, because women do not have an equal role in decision-making, write Dr. Roopa Dhatt and Rachel Firth in this op-ed.
Women for the most part still deliver global health, while men lead it. The sector has a gender problem but also an incredible opportunity to transform outcomes — and these women are coming together to change the balance ahead of International Women’s Day.