The UCL Centre for Gender, Health and Social Justice


Gender and maternal health in the global health agenda

June 9, 2021 4:00 PM

The recently established Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health is delighted to announce a new fortnightly seminar series open to all. The Series accompanies the development of the Commission, inviting Commissioners and Co-Chairs to discuss a key topic, question, or challenge that the Commission hopes to tackle. The series aims to involve a range of stakeholders and voices in its work and promote discussion and debate on gender and health.

In the seventh event of the series, we will hear from Commissioner Simone Diniz, Professor of the Department of Health and Life Cycles, and deputy director, of the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo.

"In a dialogue with previous seminars, I want to share some challenges regarding gender and maternal health, particularly: gender, medicalization, and "too little, too late" and "too much, too soon" maternal care; intersectionality, reproductive justice and abusive care; obstetric violence and the international movement for respectful care; gender and new insights of the biology of childbearing; decolonizing maternal and reproductive care, and the movement to support midwifery."

Details of the event

Join us from 16:00 - 16:30 BST/15:00 - 15:30 UTC on Wednesday 9th June to hear from Simone Diniz and to pose your own reflections and questions on this topic to the Commission.

The event is open to all but pre-registration is encouraged.

The event will be livestreamed to youtube here

About the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health

In August 2020, a new Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health was launched. The Commission, with three co-chairs and 25 commissions, has been set up with the explicit and uncompromising aim to move beyond the evidence to catalyse action on gender and global health. The Commission is being co-chaired by UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Director, Sarah Hawkes; Director of the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Pascale Allotey; and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy.

Find out more about The Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health here. Further information on the Commissioners and Co-Chairs can be found here.