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WISE Blog 06 June 2023 image showing a colourful globe demonstrating climate change Climate change and gender, and the women rising to the challenge
6 June 2023

Climate change is a problem that impacts people across the globe; however, it can be described as a ‘threat multiplier’, as it escalates tensions already existent within society. This blog aims to briefly explore how climate change can exacerbate challenges already faced by women and to highlight some extraordinary women fighting to improve the impact of climate change for everybody.

Dr Diana Foster and The Turnaway Study Poster - ⦁	The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women and the Consequences of Having – or Being Denied – an Abortion Dr Diana Foster and The Turnaway Study: fighting for data science to inform policy
24 April 2023

Dr Diana Greene Foster is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). As a researcher and demographer, Dr Foster has dedicated decades to studying the effect of unintended pregnancy on women's lives and is best known for her work as the principal investigator in The Turnaway Study. The topic of abortion can often lead to emotionally charged discussions, but, through a pursuit of scientific truths, Dr Foster strives to bring the scientific evidence concerning abortion to the forefront of public forum.

image of Alice C. Evans sitting on a chair Alice C. Evans: surely a man could have done it first?
2 February 2022

In the 1900s, the mandatory pasteurisation of milk was introduced across America, preventing horrible disease for many – but who was behind the discovery that led to this legislation? Bacteriologist and public health advocate, Alice C. Evans, dedicated her life to science and drove incredible advances in knowledge despite consistent scepticism. 

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