The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health


Gender & health in the global economy of knowledge

February 3, 2021 8:00 AM

A recording of this event is available to watch at

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.

To kickstart the series, the first seminar will feature Commissioner Raewyn Connell, who is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney and Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union. Raewyn Connell's seminar will position gender and health within the broader global economy of knowledge, considering the issues of knowledge, coloniality and global inequalities that will be central to the work of the Commission.

Details of the event

Join us from 8:00 - 8:30 GMT on 3rd February to hear from Raewyn Connell and to pose your own reflections and questions on this topic to the Commission.

The event is open to all but pre-registration is required. A link to view the seminar will be circulated prior to the event, and a recording of the event will also be made available.

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.