Global Health Lab: What has feminism done for global health?

in the series Global Health Lab Discussions

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2012
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Presentation
Speaker(s): Andrea Cornwall, University of Sussex, Marsha Rosengarten, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lori Heise, LSHTM
Chair(s): Martin McKee, LSHTM, Richard Horton, The Lancet

The European Centre on the Health of Societies in Transition at LSHTM and The Lancet have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focused discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today. Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.

Abstract: Women's empowerment has long been recognised as key to success in achieving better population health outcomes. This has been acknowledged by international actors embracing 'gender mainstreaming' in all their policies - putting women's education and women's health at the centre of their development strategies. However, most actors take a more 'rights-based' approach to gender mainstreaming rather than embracing an explicitly feminist agenda to challenge the patriarchal status quo. This session draws speakers from across the social sciences and public health to ask the question: what has feminism done for global health?

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


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