Environment x women's health WorkshopS september 2020

COVID-19 update 15/06/20: Due to the likelihood of restrictions on movement and gatherings still being in place in September, we have decided to replace our London and Lima workshops with a series of three online sessions. We are looking for presenters for Sessions 2 and 3 and encourage you to submit an abstract to express your interest (deadline 15th July). We are aiming to make the sessions available in both English and Spanish and are currently looking into the best ways to do this. We will continue to post updates here.

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 lower class, indigenous or who live in rural areas. For many women in these contexts environmental adversity is an embodied experience.


We are holding a series of multidisciplinary, multi-sector workshops (now to take place online). The workshops will draw on expertise within demography, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, population health and beyond to explore environmental effects on maternal, reproductive and mental health, show-casing new research, facilitating knowledge exchange and discussing potential community-based solutions. 

The preliminary schedule and format is as follows:

Session 1: Thursday 3rd September 2020, 5-6.30pm BST

Introductory session with talks from experts on women's environmental health issues, Rochelle Burgess, Katie Dow and Tahseen Jafry, followed by a Q&A. Click here for more information on the speakers.  Attendance is free but registration is required. Tickets are now available here.

Session 2: Thursday 10th September 2020, 5-6.30pm BST

An interactive session with a mix of panel/short-presentations and group discussions, showcasing relevant research and projects and providing the chance to meet others interested in women's environmental health and to discuss key issues in this emerging field. This is a participatory session, where attendees are encouraged to contribute and learn from one another through active discussion. Attendance is free but spaces are limited and registration is required. Please submit an abstract to express your interest in presenting (deadline 15th July).

Session 3: Thursday 17th September 2020, 5-6.30pm BST

Another participatory session with a panel/short-presentations and group discussion. Attendance is free but spaces are limited and registration is required. Please submit an abstract to express your interest in presenting (deadline 15th July).

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