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Despite clear evidence of effective approaches to sex and sexuality education, there continues to be debate about what should be provided, at what age, and with what goals in mind. This is no less true in parts of Europe, Australia and North America than it is in low-income countries in the Global South. The challenge both for the present and for the future lies in knowing what we want really to achieve in sex and sexuality education and being clear about what education by itself can be expected to deliver. Professor Peter Aggleton, Honorary Professor at the Centre for Gender and Global Health, will join us to discuss these issues and more in this wide-ranging talk.
Join us for a conversation with Julia Bunting, President of the Population Council, hosted by the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and the Institute for Women's Health.
Dr Punita Chowbey, a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the Sheffield Hallam University, joins us for the first of our seminars in 2019. The talk will explore economic abuse and financial strategies in Britain and South Asia, drawing on her current research exploring issues of economic justice for women. The presentation will extend the current conceptualisations of economic abuse by incorporating diverse perspectives from South Asian women in Britain and in India and Pakistan and present a typology of financial strategies used by the women to deal with economic abuse. The event is free and open to all.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new lunchtime seminar series this autumn on Masculinities and Health in conjunction with Global Action on Men's Health. The series kickstarts next week with a Launch event on Wednesday 10th October, on Masculinity and Men's health - From Sex to Structure., and will run at lunchtime every other Wednesday.
Cervical screening is an important and potentially life-saving procedure, but at the moment 1 in 3 women in the UK feel unable to attend them. This month in the CGGH Blog series Dr Ellie Cosgrave writes about this huge issue for women's health, exploring how we should be promoting uptake as well as adapting medical procedures to make them more accessible. However, all too often campaigns promoting access to this service fail to understand and address the real reasons behind a lack of attendance.
WLGH18, hosted this year by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will bring together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all. Book your place for two days packed with talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops, skills sessions and more, including sessions with participation from the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and Global Health 50/50, which is hosted by the Gender Centre.
Centre Director Professor Hawkes will be speaking as part of a panel discussion analysing the evolving relationship between human rights, global governance, and public health, examining an expansive set of international organizations that employ human rights in responding to public health challenges in a rapidly globalizing world. The event is free and open to all but registration is required. The event will take place at
In June, the Centre hosted a lively roundtable discussion on the concept of empowerment and its relationship to gender. Two Centre fellow's, Dr Ayesha Ahmad and Dr Lu Gram, here provide their reflections from the day, in what will be the first post of our brand new blog series. The series will explore gender and health from the multidisciplinary perspectives, looking at the various projects we work on and current debates and events as material for discussion and inspiration.
The Centre for Gender and Global Health was delighted to host a visit this week from Dr Fariha Haseen of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr Haseen is Associate Professor of Public Health and has been working closely with Centre staff Sarah Hawkes and Anna Purdie from the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health on rolling out a gender assessment of BSMMU.
On 15 June, Centre for Gender and Global Health fellow Dr Ayesha Amhad will be releasing her new book, Humanitarian Action and Ethics, an accessible study looking at the ethical dilemmas at the heart of contemporary humanitarianism, turning theory into practice for enabling effective change. Featuring contributions from humanitarian practitioners, health professionals, and social and political scientists, this book explores the question of ethics in modern humanitarian work, drawing on the lived experience of humanitarian workers themselves. Its essential case studies cover humanitarian work in countries ranging from Haiti and South Sudan to Syria and Iraq, and address issues such as gender based violence, migration, and the growing phenomenon of ‘volunteer tourism’. Together, these contributions offer new perspectives on humanitarian ethics, as well as insight into how such ethical considerations might inform more effective approaches to humanitarian work.