The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health
News & Events
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.

Livestream recording of Sexual Rights are Human Rights: What about Sexual Pleasure?
15th December 2017

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.

Speaker Series - Sexual Rights are Human Rights: What about Sexual Pleasure?
11th December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Elvin Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

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.

Rethinking the global system for health in Agenda 2030
21st November 2017, London

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.

'Honour: The Real Disgrace' Reflections
29th November 2017, London

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.

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
4th October 2017

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 both on the website, via our mailing list and through our twitter @UCLGenderHealth. 

Launching the Centre's Inaugural Speaker Series
Dr Melanie Jansen:
"Narrative, Reason and Passions in Clinical Ethics"
3rd October 2017
The Kennedy Lecture Theatre, 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

20 June 2017

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. The event took place on 7th June, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies and partnered with the Centre for Gender and Global Health, with a focus on tackling the category of human trafficking victims from a multidisciplinary critical perspective.

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 if you have any further questions about this work, please 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.

Launch Day - Information and Resources

More information on the launch day, including a summary of the discussions, livestream recordings of the panel sessions, photographs from the day and the presentations given by the panellists.

Speakers and Resources- Gender and Global Health Launch Day

More information on the speakers and panellists participating on the launch day on Thursday 16th February, including a selection of background publications and resources relating to the panel discussions