Environment x women's health WorkshopS september 2020

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 available here.

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

An interactive session with a mix of 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. Click here for information on the speakers. 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. Tickets are available here.

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

Another participatory session with a mix of short-presentations and group discussion. Click here for information on the speakers. Attendance is free but spaces are limited and registration is required. Tickets are available here.

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