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A thorn in the side: launch of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

GuestBlogger6 March 2017

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By Dr Geordan Shannon, UCL Institute for Global Health 

UCL is known for challenging the status quo. It was with this sentiment that the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health was officially launched on the 16th February 2017.

Led by Professor Sarah Hawkes, the centre will reach beyond academia to work with policy-makers and policy-influencers to address the complex relationship between gender and health.

A global community of change makers and thought leaders converged to discuss innovations in gender and global health research. The daylong event included keynotes, interactive panels, film screenings, Q&A sessions and a networking reception.

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Images: Ilan Kelman ilankelman.org

Keynotes

The keynote panellists spoke about key challenges to gender and global health research, policy and action.

Rachel Jewkes, the Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Gender and Health Research Unit, shared new directions in gender-based violence interventions and highlighted feminist approaches to resilience.

Benno de Keijzer, Professor of Health and Masculinities at Universidad Veracruzana and co-founder of the NGO Salud y Género, challenged the concept of hegemonic masculinity and how it relates to both men’s and women’s wellbeing.

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Lens on our lives: improving women’s health in Nepal

newseditor3 August 2011

On 21 July, the UCL Centre for International Health & Development (CIHD) lunchtime seminar took an unusual form – a screening of a film made by a women’s group in rural Nepal which has been working to improve maternal and newborn health. Dr Jo Morrison has been exploring the use of participatory media in research and reports on how the film came about, and the issues it powerfully demonstrates.

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