UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health
The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, based in the Institute for Global Health, comprises a multidisciplinary team that conducts research and works alongside policy-makers and policy-influencers to address the complex relationships between gender norms and health status. Our disciplinary expertise ranges from anthropology to applied policy analysis, and we work in a multitude of settings around the world – from the smallest island states, to the informal settlements of the world’s most populous nations, and many locations in-between.
We view gender as both a determinant of health behaviours and a key influence on how the health sector responds to everyone’s rights to health and wellbeing. Working alongside partners in civil society and policy spheres, with colleagues across UCL and from other academic institutions, we aim to ensure that gender is recognised as a key determinant of health outcomes, and that policies and programmes to address gender norms influencing health are informed by rigorous evidence of effectiveness, acceptability and feasibility.
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Newest additions to Gender Centre publications

31 August 2017
All the latest publications and resources from the Gender Centre can be found on the Comms & Dissemination page. Recent additions include a new EU learning resource on Gender and Health Systems co-written by Prof Hawkes, and a new article from fellow Jenevieve Mannell and Prof Hawkes arguing that decriminalisation of GBV is a global health issue.

Reflections on Victims of Human Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Problematization of a Category

Reflections from a gender perspective from Dr Ayesha Ahmad, a fellow from the Centre for Gender and Global Health, on Victims of Human Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Problematization of a Category

Victims of Human Trafficking: A Multidisciplinary Problematization of a Category

Wed 7 June 2017

This event, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies and partnered with the Centre for Gender and Global Health, aims to tackle the category of human trafficking victims from a multidisciplinary critical perspective by bringing together experts who approach human trafficking both from different disciplines within the academy (history, legal sciences, medical sciences, human geography, anthropology) and from different positions outside it (frontline aid service providers, independent consultants, international organizations).

Call for Evidence: Review of participatory tools addressing GBV against women and girls.

Deadline: 22 May 2017
UCL in partnership with DB Peru is working on a new project funded by the ‘Sexual Violence Research Initiative/ World Bank Group Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender Based Violence Prevention’. We are undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used to engage communities in preventing gender-based violence against women and girls. We would be grateful if you could forward us information about documents and/or related materials on participatory work in research or consultation on gender-based violence on women and girls (or related subjects). To share examples of work or for any further questions about this work contact: Nicole Minckas nicole.minckas.16@ucl.ac.uk 

Centre fellows awarded World Bank grant for project on Gender-based violence prevention in the Amazon of Peru (GAP)

Dr Jenevieve Mannell and Dr Geordan Shannon have been awarded a grant from the World Bank Sexual Violence Research Initiative to undertake a participatory action research program to explore the processes that Amazonian communities use to address gender-based violence. The project will focus on developing a context-relevant community-based intervention to prevent GBV in the Amazon Basin of Peru, with a particular focus on reducing violence against women and girls.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases - Centre for Gender and Global Health Collaboration

On Tuesday 14th March from 6pm – 7.30pm, to mark International Women's Day, the APPMG on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases is hosting a parliamentary event on the the role and impact of gender in malaria and NTD control efforts. Centre Director Professor Sarah Hawkes will be presenting at the meeting to provide an overview on considerations of gender in global health policies and programmes.