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.
Global Health 50/50

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UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Launch Day

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UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Launch Day

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News and Events

Speaker Series
"When Disability met Gender and Sexuality"
19th April 2018
14:00-16:30
UCL School of Pharmacy, Room G02
Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, London

A seminar hosted jointly by UCL's Institute for Global Health, Centre for Gender and Global Health and UCL Disability and Development research group. All welcome but please register so we know how many to expect. There will be 3 or 4 presentations by people with or without disabilities and with varied international experiences and perspectives, talking about how gender, disability and sexuality intersect, followed by discussion.

How To Apply A Gender Lens To Your Research: A Symposium
21st March 2018
14:00-17:00
Room B29, Birkbeck, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX

In this talk, PhD students and Early Career Researchers from universities all over London will come together to discuss the urgent importance of viewing research from a gender lens and provide practical tips for how this can be accomplished in practice. By encouraging an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of gender in academia and beyond, we hope to inspire and motivate researchers to apply a gender lens to their own research.

The Global Health 50/50 Report has launched

The Global Health 50/50 Report has launched! Watch the recording of the launch event, explore the data and read the report at www.globalhealth5050.org

Launch of the Inaugural Global Health 50/50 Report - Registration Open
8th March 2018
18:30-20:00
UCL Kennedy Lecture Theatre, 30 Guilford Street, London

You are warmly invited to attend the launch of the inaugural Global Health 50/50 Report on March 8th 2018, International Women’s Day, from 18.30-19.45 at University College London, hosted by the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health. Global Health 50/50 is a new initiative, led by Professor Sarah Hawkes and Dr Kent Buse with the guidance of a distinguished Advisory Council, created with the aim of advancing accountability and action for gender equality in global health. The launch will be the first in a series of global launches including New Delhi and Geneva.

The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and Difficult Dialogues 2018
9-11th February 2018
International Conference Centre
Goa, India

Difficult Dialogues is an annual forum examining issues of contemporary relevance in South Asia. UCL and the Centre for Gender and Global Health are joining Difficult Dialogues 2018 as knowledge partners to focus on how Indian gender constructs affect fundamental aspects of daily lives and citizenship through three panel discussions exploring issues of gender and masculinity.

Global Health 50/50 Launch Day - Save the Date
8th March 2018, 18:30-20:00 
Kennedy Lecture Theatre
Institute for Child Health, UCL 

We are delighted to announce that on March 8th, on International Women’s Day, the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health will be launching the inaugural report of Global Health 50/50 at University College London. Global Health 50/50 is a new initiative created with the aim of advancing accountability and action for gender equality in global health. The launch will take place in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL, from 6.30 - 8.00 pm on the 8th March.

Centre Fellow Dr Geordan Shannon wins Young Australian of the Year in the UK
30 January 2018

On 20 January, IGH's Dr Geordan Shannon was recognised by the Australia Day Foundation for her contribution to the field of global health. At a gala dinner at Australia House, London, Dr Shannon was awarded Young Australian of the Year in the UK, in recognition of her work in indigenous and rural health in particular. A Research Fellow working within UCL's Centres for Gender and Global Health and Global Health Economics, Dr Shannon's recent projects include cervical cancer screening and domestic violence prevention in the Peruvian Amazon, medical work in Australian bush hospitals, and addressing complex social issues amongst homeless indigenous Australians. Dr Shannon is also co-founder of Global Health Disrupted, an organisation that brings together arts and academia for global health.