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Centre for Gender and Global Health Speaker Series

"When Disability met Gender and Sexuality"

Ola Abu Alghaib, Karen Andrae and Paul Chappell, Jennie Gamlin and Mary Wickenden

19th April 2018, 14:00 - 16:30

UCL School of Pharmacy, Room G02 Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, London

A seminar hosted jointly by UCL's Institute for Global Health, Centre for Gender and Global Health and UCL Disability and Development research group.

All welcome - there is no charge for this event but please register here so we know how many to expect.

There will be 3 or 4 presentations by people with or without disabilities and with varied international experiences and perspectives, talking about how gender, disability and sexuality intersect, followed by discussion.

Agenda and speakers:

14:00 - Introductory thoughts – setting the scene– What can Gender and Disability studies learn from each other? 

Mary Wickenden and Jennie Gamlin, UCL Institute for Global Health

14:15-14:40 - Sexual health and sexual lives of women with disabilities in Low-middle income countries

Ola Abu Alghaib, Global Head of Influencing, Impact and Learning at Leonard Cheshire Disability   

14:45-15:10 - An INGO (ADD) led participatory study of gender based violence with disabled women in Tanzania

Karen Andrae, Independent disability and development consultant

15:15-15:40 - Queering disabled young people's sexualities in South Africa

Dr Paul Chappell, Researcher, Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

15:45 - 16:30 - Plenary discussion

Interesting topics for consideration might include:

Parallels between the women's and disability movements and how are these relevant in 'development' contexts?

The infantalisation of women and disabled people

Why are women's bodies and disabled bodies problematic?

Why are women and disabled people the 'other'?

How can disabled people be seen as 'normally' sexual?

You can register to attend here.