Gender inequalities in access to information about Ebola as gender-based violence. 

Author:

Manivannan, A.,

Editor:

Date:

2015

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender and Pandemics

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Manivannan, A., (2015). Gender inequalities in access to information about Ebola as gender-based violence. Harvard Human Rights Journal. 

The susceptibility of women to Ebola has been compounded by socioculturally driven barriers to women’s access to acceptable health information. This article provides an analysis of the inequalities in access to gender-sensitive information and right to health, as well as conceptualising the denial of access to information as gender-based violence (GBV). The article argues that conceptualising violations of women’s access to information as gender-bases violence would mainstream gender into issues of information accessibility and thus boost advocacy efforts in promoting access to information.