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Our commitment to gender equity

At PATH, we are a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. We recognize that to achieve our mission of global health equity, we must renew and make explicit our commitment to gender equality both in our programming and in our organizational culture. PATH commits to:

  1. Confirming and communicating that gender equality is central to our mission.
  2. Creating an organizational policy to support our commitment to gender equality and to creating an inclusive culture.
  3. Providing guidance on implementing our commitment to gender equality in our programming


Gender: The socially constructed and culturally prescribed ideas about what it means to be male or female in a specific context at a certain point in time. It refers to the roles, behaviors, activities, and opportunities considered appropriate for males and females. Gender is not interchangeable with women or sex. Gender interacts with but separate from gender identity and gender expression.

Gender Equality: The absence of discrimination on the basis of a person's sex in opportunities, the allocation of resources and benefits, or access to services.

Last updated December, 2019.