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Online workshops
september 2020

COVID-19 update 16/03/20: Following escalating COVID-19 concerns we have decided to postpone this workshop until late September.  We are monitoring public health guidance and it has become clear that postponing the workshop is the right course of action. We are in the process of confirming a new date. The submission deadline has been extended to Midnight 15th July 2020.  Any updates will be posted here.

Submission is now open for presentations at the 1st Environment x Women’s Health Workshop in Lima. This is a half-day multidisciplinary workshop and submissions are invited from anyone with an interest in environmental effects on women’s health. 


Date: September 2020 (exact date TBC) | Centro De Convenciones Daniel Alcides Carrión, Miraflores, Peru

Women in the Global South are disproportionately negatively impacted by environmental threats and climate change; women who are already in marginalised positions are particularly vulnerable, especially those who are impoverished, indigenous or who live in rural areas. This is the majority of women living in Peru. Peru is the third most megadiverse country in the world, home to more than 55 different indigenous groups. The current climate emergency is a particular threat.  For many women in these contexts environmental adversity is an embodied experience.

Whilst there is a growing interest in environmental health research, gender has a key influence on the environmental experience and research that explicitly links environment and women’s health in Peru is currently lacking.  We are organising a multidisciplinary half-day workshop in Lima with the following aims:

Aims and objectives:

  • To provide a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion on the topics related to the interaction between environment and women’s health

  • To assess the current academic landscape at the intersection of these fields

  • To increase participation of underrepresented groups including women in academia and indigenous participants in research

  • To bring together academics and other interested stakeholders with relevant expertise in order to develop a foundation for this new frontier in research

This workshop includes three pathways of interest which capture alternative approaches to this issue.

Pathway 1: Women’s health outcomes of interest

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Maternal health and parenting

  • Communicable and emerging diseases

  • Non-communicable diseases

  • Mental health conditions


Pathway 2: Environmental exposures of interest

  • Environmental (in)justice

  • Environmental monitoring and measurement techniques

    • Air pollution

    • Water contamination 

    • Soil contamination

  • Natural resources, extractive industries and social conflict


Pathway 3: Methodologies of interest

  • Community empowerment

  • Participatory action research/transformative approaches

  • Co-production of research

We encourage attendance and participation from female academics, practitioners and policy makers as well as from relevant charities, NGOs and community organisations. This workshop will also provide a particular opportunity for women in research to showcase their work. Submissions from those working with underrepresented indigenous groups are particularly encouraged.

How to participate: 
This event is free of charge but spaces are limited. Those wishing to express an interest in contributing, please follow this link. Participants may participate remotely through a dedicated online platform instead of attending in person if preferred (please note this preference when you make your submission).

Submission deadline: 
***Midnight 15th July 2020***.  Submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee and will be primarily assessed based on relevance to the workshop interests.  Successful contributors will be notified by the end of July.






Attendance information:
There will be a mix of presentations and group discussion. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a networking reception in the evening. Attendance will be prioritised for contributors as spaces are limited to 30 participants. Participants may appear as co-author on more than one submission, but may present only once.  Any spare tickets for non-presenters will be released when the programme is finalised.


Workshop organising committee:

Dr Laura J Brown
International Development
London School of Economics and Political Science


Dr Elaine C. Flores
Epidemiology & Population Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


With the support of:

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