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The Global Health 50/50 Report is launching! Join us in person or via livestream below, tweeting your comments and questions @GlobalHlth5050 and using #GH5050.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On December 11th, The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, in collaboration with the Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing and Durex™ hosted an interactive panel disussion on Sexual Pleasure and Human Rights. You can watch the full recording of the event here.
On December 11th, The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, in collaboration with the Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing and Durex™, are organising an interactive panel discussion on human rights and sexual pleasure from a multi-disciplinary perspective, in conjunction with Human Rights Day. It will be an interactive discussion among the panelists and the audience.
What would a more strategic and coordinated approach to supporting countries to ensure that people not only survive but that populations can prevent disease and stay healthy was the question which brought together a diverse global group of health and development specialists. The Centre for Gender and Global Health was delighted to host the participants, and here our Director Professor Hawkes shares some reflections from the day.
A lunchtime lecture was held with panel members from different parts of the globe dialling in to discuss how honour can be harmful. Here, Asma Ashraf from the Centre for Gender and Global Health provides a summary and some reflections from the event.
After the success of our launch day in February and the exciting discussion and debate that took place, the Centre is delighted to announce that it has launched its new monthly speaker series, featuring a series of guest speakers presenting lectures and roundtable discussions with the aim of exploring and debating a diverse range of topics around Gender and Global Health. The events are open to anyone wishing to attend, and details of the speakers and dates will be available on the website, via our mailing list and through our twitter @UCLGenderHealth.
On November 8th the CGGH speaker series is honoured to hold a special format event in the form of a panel discussion, featuring a fantastic line of up speakers with a diverse and exciting range of expertise.The speakers will explore 'honour', a concept that exists in communities across the globe and should support people. However words such as dishonour and shame are often used to control people, in particular girls and women. A panel of experts will discuss how honour can become harmful. The topics to be discussed include forced marriage, honour based violence, honour killings, sati, vani, gang and tribal violence against girls and women.