Gender equality is one of the most pressing global issues of our time. Evidence-based solutions are desperately needed to address increasing inequalities that disproportionately harm women and girls, to reach our development goals and build back from COVID.
Since the start of the pandemic it's estimated that there have been:
- 3.3 million unsafe abortions
- An increase in maternal deaths of 8.3 – 38.6% (varied by country)
- 31 million cases of gender-based violence worldwide (based on 6 months’ isolation)
- An increase in the gender poverty gap in at least 59 low and middle income countries
Across the world, discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive. Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership. We still fail to provide access to appropriate healthcare for many women and girls - approximately 808 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. According to the UN, an estimated 736 million women across the globe - almost one in three - have been subjected to intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life.
The role of human rights is central to much of our work. To truly have a world in which ‘no one is left behind’, per the UN Sustainable Development Goals, women’s right to health must be upheld, which in turn intersects with and contributes to the realisation of other human rights, including participation, equality under the law, employment, sexual and reproductive rights, as well as freedom from violence, abuse, discrimination, and displacement.
We are helping to end gender inequality through research, collaboration and action. Our vision is to achieve sustainable improvement in women’s health, life chances, and human rights through a network of global research, governmental and charitable partnerships, and communities. We conduct interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, collaborative research that leads to evidence-based change at the local, national, and international level. Connect with us as a collaborator, partner or find out about how you can use our research findings and support our work.
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- 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2023
- Canvas module (link to module will be provided upon registration)
- An opportunity to find out more about the regulations, standards and requirements for data management that are applied to clinical trials at UoB.
- Gisbert Kapp Lecture Theatre, In person event, Room N225, Zoom - registration required
- Professor Duncan Astle | Development, diversity and data science: a transdiagnostic approach to understanding neurodevelopment
- Campus location to be confirmed prior to the event - please register to be informed, In person event, Zoom - registration required
- Professor Friedhelm Hummel | Non-invasive deep brain stimulation to modulate human behaviour