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.
UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Launch Day

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Speaker Series
Honour: The real disgrace

8th November 2017, 14:00-16:00
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

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.

Speaker Series
History and Patriarchal Violence

31st October 2017, 12:30-13:30
PUW Seminar 2, Institute for Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH

For the second lunchtime seminar in our speaker series, we will be joined by Dr Rita Segato from the Universidade Brasilia, one of Latin America's most celebrated feminist anthropologists, who will be presenting on History and patriarchal violence. The event is open to anyone wishing to attend.

The Centre launches its new monthly speaker series

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.

Speaker Series
Dr Melanie Jansen on "Narrative, Reason and Passions in Clinical Ethics"

3rd October 2017, Institute for Child Health

You are warmly invited to attend the Centre for Gender and Global Health’s Inaugural Speaker Series event on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at the Institute for Global Health. To start our monthly series, we are thrilled to be hosting Dr Melanie Jansen, visiting Clinical Ethics Fellow at the Greater Ormond Street Hospital. Dr Jansen is an Australian medical doctor and Advanced Trainee in Paediatrics and Paediatric Intensive Care.

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).

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