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 leads: Professor Ioannis Gallos and Dr Atina Krajewska 

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CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Nils Kolling

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Nils Kolling
Date
27/01/2022
Location:
Zoom
Description
Dr Nils Kolling, Seminar title: 'Planning, motivation and decision making during reward-guided choice and learning'

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Max Little

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Max Little
Date
24/02/2022
Location:
Zoom
Description
Dr Max Little, Seminar title: 'Causal bootstrapping - plug-in interventional machine learning'

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Toby Wise

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Toby Wise
Date
31/03/2022
Location:
Zoom
Description
Dr Toby Wise, Seminar title: 'The role of cognitive maps in flexible avoidance'

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Devika Narain

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Devika Narain
Date
28/04/2022
Location:
Zoom
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Dr Devika Narain - Seminar title TBC

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Tom Nightingale

CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Tom Nightingale
Date
26/05/2022
Location:
Zoom
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Dr Tom Nightingale - Seminar title TBC
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