The UCL Centre for Gender, Health and Social Justice


The messy nexus of agency, international justice & global health

March 31, 2021 9:00 AM

A recording of this event is available here.

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 fifth event of the series, we will hear from Commissioner Ben Cislaghi, Associate Professor at the Gender, Health and Violence Centre at LSHTM.

To what extent are the international gender equality and global health movements including and respecting women’s voices in setting the agenda and evaluating successes? In this seminar, Ben Cislaghi will look at the tensions between agency, international justice, and global health, suggesting that conceptual tribalism might foster, instead of solve, the very problems that the gender equality movement is trying to solve.

Details of the event

Join us from  09:00 - 09:30 BST  on Wednesday 31th March to hear from Ben Cislaghi 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.  

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.