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Gender-based Violence and Health

Professor Charlotte Watts and Dr Heidi Stoeckl will deliver this talk entitled 'Gender-based Violence and Health' UPDATE: the speakers have taken the decision not to lecture due to the ongoing industrial action.

Violence against women and girls - in its multiple forms - is an important human rights abuse, and public health problem. There is a growing body of population based evidence on the prevalence of different forms of violence, with global estimates suggesting that at least one in three women has experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime, and that every third murdered woman is murdered by an intimate partner. Tackling violence therefore is a policy priority for many governments and international governmental and non-governmental organisations seeking to improve the lives and health of women, children, families and men. Drawing upon the work of the LSHTM Gender, Violence and Health Centre, and the Lancet Series on Violence against Women and Health, that the Centre led, this public health lecture will provide an overview of the conceptualisation and measurement of violence, the prevalence of different forms of violence and their health impacts, and summarise evidence and guidance on effective health sector and prevention strategies.

The Global Health Lecture Series is held every Monday during the first two terms, with the exception of Reading Weeks. Leading experts from the School present up-to-date summaries and debates about a range of global health issues.  Each lecture is 45-60 minutes, followed by Q&A, and they are open to all students as well as anyone interested in learning more about global health.

Please note the lectures are very popular, so you are advised to arrive early.

Session recordings are made available in the Panopto block on the top right of the Global Health Series Moodle.

LSHTM is one of 61 institutions where strikes are set to take place over 14 days in response to an ongoing nationwide dispute on proposed changes to the USS pension scheme. Some events on strike days may be cancelled at short notice due to this. Please check the event listing before you travel. We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience. 


Free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.