The UCL Centre for Gender, Health and Social Justice, based in the Institute of Global Health, is a multidisciplinary team committed to mobilising dialogue and inciting change around gender, health and social justice.
The Centre brings together a team of academics and advocates to better understand the complex relationship between gender and health, using a lens of social justice. We work with partners around the world to advance gender equality and health equity.
Gender matters to our health. Gender influences our chance of reaching our full health potential, and when we get sick it influences how we will be treated within the health system. It drives career opportunities – including across the health system where 70% of frontline health workers are female but 70% of the leadership are male.Continue reading
At the Centre, our research is organised into three broad thematic categories which you can explore to find more specific content. We also teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Find out more about what we do here.
Politics, simply understood as who gets what, when, and how, is central to health policy and health equity outcomes.Read more
Gender refers to the roles, attributes, behaviours and opportunities associated with being male, female, or gender non-binary.Read more
Gender plays a key role in driving health outcomes for everyone - men, women, and people with non-binary gender identities.Read more
Explore modules and courses by the Gender Centre members in the Institute for Global Health.Read more
Dr Ayesha Ahmad reviews Dr Behnaz Hosseini’s ‘Trauma and the Rehabilitation of Trafficked Women’: Speaking suffering of conflict and gender-based traumas outside of peace and beyond humanity. CN: mentions of sexual violenceRead more
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the virtual exhibition for the SELMA project. Here, we invite you to explore the dynamic, complex and layered reality of migration and health guided by the voices and stories of migrants and refugees in Pakistan and the UK.