Women in the changing world of community health work

We marked International Women’s Day last week with the theme: “Women in the changing world of work.” Many organizations used the day as a launching pad to speak about their initiatives especially around the work they do to ‘empower’ women. The question though is whether women are actually getting empowered and supported to live to their fullest potential? As a participant at REACHOUT’s 7th consortium meeting in Nairobi, celebrating and acknowledging the day alongside fellow women, evidence showed that perhaps, there is very little empowerment that has occurred, especially for female Community Health Workers (CHWs). 

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