Gender inequality

Gender inequality is one of the most pressing global issues of our time. In many countries, 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.

Those challenges are why our theme looks to be at the forefront of impactful research that promotes gender equality and women’s health.

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.  

Our vision is to achieve sustainable improvement in women’s health and human rights through a network of global research, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental partnerships. With that in mind, we conduct interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research in collaboration with our partners, and influence and advocate for evidence-based change at the local, national, and international level. 

We are fortunate to work with partners who share our ambition for greater gender equality, and a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world, including the World Health Organisation, Oxfam, the Wangu Kanja Foundation, Ammalife, Concept Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego and Tommy’s. 

Read research by our academics

Spotlight on Gender Based Violence

IGI research in East Africa

Maternal Health: Quest

Can sepsis care bundles be adapted to communities with poor resources?

Setting the standard for GBV research

Research into physical, emotional, social, and economic effects.

Lessons from Guatemala

Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration

Led by Professor Heather D. Flowe and Professor Arri Coomarasamy 

Deputy lead: Dr Atina Krajewska 

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Research Data Management at UoB

Date
01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022
Location:
Canvas module (link to module will be provided upon registration)
Description
An opportunity to find out more about the regulations, standards and requirements for data management that are applied to clinical trials at UoB.

CHBH Seminar Series: Professor Jon Shah

CHBH Seminar Series: Professor Jon Shah
Date
02/12/2022
Location:
52 Pritchatts Road - Lecture Theatre 1 (G16), Zoom
Description
Professor Jon Shah - Applications of Echo Planar Imaging with Keyhole (EPIK) to Layer-Specific fMRI and Oxygen Extraction Fraction

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Lukas Rier

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Lukas Rier
Date
13/01/2023
Location:
52 Pritchatts Road - Lecture Theatre 1 (G16), Zoom
Description
Dr Lukas Rier - Finding markers of mild Traumatic Brain Injury using Magnetoencephalography

CHBH Seminar Series: Prof Clare Press

CHBH Seminar Series: Prof Clare Press
Date
26/01/2023
Location:
52 Pritchatts Road - Lecture Theatre 1 (G16), Zoom
Description
Professor Clare Press - The interdependence of learning and perception
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