Sex and gender differences inevitably translate into specific needs, for both women and men. Socially, women are often discriminated as regards to their education, employment, economic situations, but also their moral and physical integrity. On the other hand, their specific physiological needs are still too little known or inadequately addressed by medicine. To fight these inequalities and improve the conditions of women worldwide, a sound analysis of issues and practices and the implementation of concrete solutions to address them are necessary. Scientific research is the foundation on which this approach must be based.
Many researchers supported by AXA, both men and women, aware of the importance of this societal challenge, have chosen to dedicate their expertise to improving the lives and health outcomes of women . Discover below some of these projects that aim to better treat diseases that affect women, support those facing domestic violence, defend the rights of disadvantaged women and their rights to a better situation, or to support women entrepreneurs.
The AXA Research Fund commits €1M to scientific research dedicated to women’s healthRead more
Dr Vivian Ugwuja - The potential of online banking services as tools for the financial inclusion of female farmers in Southern Nigeria.read more
Dr Sabine Langie - Urban environment affects on unborn and new-born babies.Watch the video
Dr Pedro Saturno - AXA Chair for the Improvement of Healthcare Quality at the National Institute of Public Health in MexicoRead more
Dr. Parvin Tajik - Going for the best treatment, thanks to advances in data, genetic and molecular biology techniquesRead more
Siddharth Agarwal - How do you convince your local municipality officer that yes, you have every right to access clean waterRead more
Pr. Sophie Harman - "Pili" movie trailerWatch the trailer
Dr Anne Boring - Did you know that when they are poorly designed, gender diversity programs for managers can cause a backlash?Read more