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The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is proud to announce the launch of our Gender Policy, which documents our commitment to gender equality and the application of a comprehensive gender perspective to all of our work.
With a purposeful focus on gender, we are increasing our capacity to have an exponentially greater impact on global health, create equitable and truly inclusive economic development in Malawi and beyond, accelerate progress toward industry transformation, and prevent gender inequality and inequity from metastasizing across the sectors in which we work.
The Policy was created in close consultation with gender experts across health and agriculture from nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, development aid organizations, the private sector, and multilateral international institutions.
With the implementation of the Gender Policy, the Foundation is exercising strong leadership in promoting awareness and support of effective strategies to address the sex- and gender-based biological, social, and cultural dimensions of smoking cessation, tobacco harm reduction, and sustainable livelihoods for smallholder tobacco farmers.
“We have to close the female representation gap. When women are involved in decision-making, in research, in knowledge production, women do not get forgotten. Female lives and perspectives are brought out of the shadows.” – Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women
At the Foundation, we understand that we are not operating in a zero-sum game. Support for one group does not preclude support for others. The Gender Policy ensures that our grantees address gender-based barriers and opportunities in pursuit of improved outcomes for all.
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
Tobacco Free Portfolios conducted a special webinar for #WorldNoTobaccoDay. We agree that the financial community can and should hold #tobacco companies accountable. The Tobacco Transformation Index may be a tool that can help bring us closer to that goal. https://bit.ly/2B2IVBD
The @WHO suggests that there are 1.3 billion users of #tobacco globally. If we take advantage of new #cessation and #harmreduction tech we can save millions from a tobacco-related death. Click here to read more from @SmokeFreeFdn president, Derek Yach: https://bit.ly/2M4mFti
On May 29, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) will join other opinion leaders for the #CataniaConversation, a webinar dedicated to filling the gaps in communication on #TobaccoHarmReduction and #HarmReduction for a healthy life.
#CataniaConversation: Pleased to moderate the first of it's kind webinar for #journalists & #opinion leaders with a focus on #scientific communication & harm reduction. https://cataniaconversation.coehar.org/1st-webinar-catania-conversation/ @CoeharUnict @CC_Coehar
Dyborn Chibonga (@decee2012), @AGRAAlliance's regional head of #Malawi and #Mozambique, joins Derek Yach on the Global Health Perspectives podcast. They discuss Malawi’s #tobacco farmers & #COVID19. Dyborn is a member of @SmokeFreeFdn's board of directors. https://bit.ly/36th9Kq
CEO Insights magazine recently featured Nilesh Jain and the Harm Reduction Research & Innovation Center (HRRIC). Click here to read more about how/why Nilesh and the HRRIC are trying to broaden the research on #tobaccoharmreduction tools in #India. https://bit.ly/2yv60w8
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