RinGs at the 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health

On October 31 we will be running a training, “From gender blind to gender transformative global health research.”

09 August 2017

The 23rd Canadian Conference on Global Health will take place from the 29-31 October in Ottawa. The theme of the conference is Leaving no one behind? Reflections for action in a changing world.

RinGs will be running a training on how to adopt a gendered approach to global health from 08.30-10.00 in Cartier 2 on October 31.

By the end of the session, participants will:

• Have an understanding of gender analysis within global health research.
• Be able to use a continuum to assess the gender responsiveness of global health research.
• Be able to identify activities needed to move global health research along a continuum towards gender transformative research.

In order to address gender inequities in global health, gender analysis must be incorporated into global health research; yet, global health research often fails to sufficiently consider gender as a social relation. Gender analysis is the process of analyzing how gender power relations and inequities affect people’s lives, create differences in health needs and experiences, and how policies, services, and programmes can help to address these differences. Gender analysis also explores how sex interacts with other social stratifiers, such as age, race, socio-economic status, sexuality, and disability, to create different experiences of vulnerability and marginalization. When gender analysis is incorporated into research, however, it is often incomplete, either focusing only on women, or does not go beyond sex disaggregation. In addition, gender analysis is increasingly becoming a requirement of many donor driven research projects; however, instead of gender analysis being effectively mainstreamed into research, it is often treated as an add-on or additional cumbersome activity. The aim of this participatory session is to provide participants with an introduction to gender analysis and how it can be incorporated into their global health research. Through the use of practical tools, participants will have the opportunity to explore different ways gender analysis can be incorporated into global health research.

If you like the sound of the session do come along and say hello. The workshop will be run by Rosemary Morgan from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.