News and Events
In the wake of renewed awareness in the health and wellbeing needs of trans and gender diverse people, the Health Sociology Review is launching a special issue on Trans and Gender Diverse Health. Submissions now open until 15 June 2020.
We're sorry to announce that our third event in the Beyond the Binary series, Shifting narratives of sexual and gender non-conformity in the mid-C20 with Rebecca Jennings, has been cancelled. Apologies to all those who planned to attend.
In advance of the 2020 Global Health 50/50 Report on Gender, Intersectionality and Health, Global Health 50/50 is hosting a global photo contest to capture diverse representations of what gender – for men, women, transgender people and/or people with non-binary gender identities – looks like in their communities.Participants are invited to submit up to two original photographs that examine gender through their own lens. We encourage photographers to share their vision of a world working toward gender equality, social justice and health for all.#ThisIsGender
This presentation from Natacha Kennedy draws on data from interviews with young people regarding their self-realisation as trans. Using Social Activity Method (SAM), the doctoral study identified young people’s accounts of becoming trans, from epiphany, to learning how to live their lives as young trans people. Their actual accounts are contrasted with popular images of being trans – images generally the result of ‘constructed ignorance’, trans erasure and cis-mythologisation.
Join us for the first seminar in our Beyond the Binary series. Exploring the issues of the cultural competence of service providers in the health care sector in relation to trans and non-binary people, the panel of clinical and nonclinical experts in trans and non-binary health will be discussing issues surrounding access to sexual health and well being.
When we talk of gender, for most of us it will be women that come to mind. In global health, discussions on the impact of gender on health tend to remain narrowly focused on women's health. But we are all gendered beings, and to understand the health of men, we must also understand the role gender norms and masculinities are playing in determining their health and wellbeing, and often, in making them sick. Join us for a series of panel discussions, followed by a keynote from Grayson Perry to explore how bringing a gender lens to men's health can lead to better health outcomes for all.
Don't miss the October issue of Health Education Journal, featuring a symposium on critical studies in health education, which includes papers from the 1st International Critical Health Education Studies conference held in Queenstown, New Zealand in early 2018. Edited by Katie Fitzpatrick, Deana Leahy and Professor Peter Aggleton, who is an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Gender and Global Health, the symposium offers a new perspective on what health education could be about. Among the topics addressed in the issue are ‘Fat Kids and Physical Education’, ‘Unravelling US Maternal Mortality through Critical Discourse Analysis’ and ‘Students’ Engagement with Alternative Discursive Construction of Menstruation’.
There is an exciting opportunity to join the Gender Centre as a Project Administrator, contributing to the SELMA Project, focussing on the sexual health of migrants and refugees, in partnership with research partners in Switzerland, Pakistan and Qatar. The deadline for applications is the 9th of August 2019. Please share widely.
In a few weeks time, we will be launching two short films from a project we have been working on in the UK and Bangladesh, collaborating with school children to explore the influences in their everyday environment that drive their food choices. To coincide with this project, we are running a short blog series to highlight the diverse factors influencing food choices across the globe, aiming to highlight drivers that we may not immediately associate as influencing our food choices.
The July 2019 issue of Sex Education journal, edited by Gender Centre Honorary Professor Peter Aggleton, is a special issue focusing on sex, sexuality and education in South Africa. This month, the special issue will be open access, so don't miss this great opportunity to explore some of the big questions concerning how sex, sexualities and education continue to be constructed in South Africa.
Join us for a side-event at this year's EAT Forum, co-hosted by University College London and the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA). The event is open to the public but places are limited and RSVPs are required.
Despite clear evidence of effective approaches to sex and sexuality education, there continues to be debate about what should be provided, at what age, and with what goals in mind. This is no less true in parts of Europe, Australia and North America than it is in low-income countries in the Global South. The challenge both for the present and for the future lies in knowing what we want really to achieve in sex and sexuality education and being clear about what education by itself can be expected to deliver. Professor Peter Aggleton, Honorary Professor at the Centre for Gender and Global Health, will join us to discuss these issues and more in this wide-ranging talk.
Join us for a conversation with Julia Bunting, President of the Population Council, hosted by the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health and the Institute for Women's Health.
Dr Punita Chowbey, a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the Sheffield Hallam University, joins us for the first of our seminars in 2019. The talk will explore economic abuse and financial strategies in Britain and South Asia, drawing on her current research exploring issues of economic justice for women. The presentation will extend the current conceptualisations of economic abuse by incorporating diverse perspectives from South Asian women in Britain and in India and Pakistan and present a typology of financial strategies used by the women to deal with economic abuse. The event is free and open to all.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new lunchtime seminar series this autumn on Masculinities and Health in conjunction with Global Action on Men's Health. The series kickstarts next week with a Launch event on Wednesday 10th October, on Masculinity and Men's health - From Sex to Structure., and will run at lunchtime every other Wednesday.