WHA attended a lunch celebrating employers implementing a living wage for their employees this week.
It was so encouraging hearing from employers with a social conscience who were playing their part in meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. This will impact women and health by impacting poverty. Poverty has been linked to higher prevalence of many health conditions, including increased risk of chronic disease, injury, deprived infant development, stress, anxiety, depression, and premature death. These health afflictions of poverty most burden outlying groups such as women, children, ethnic minorities, and the disabled. By having a living wage women are more likely to participate in their communities and live to their full potential.