Symposium:

Symposium

“Gender Discrimination and its Impact on Health Equity”

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Geneva, October 24, 2014

Scientific Coordination: Dr. Eduardo Missoni

9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome address and introduction of participants

    • Dr. Tayeb Alhafez, President and founder of GHEF
      tayeb.alhafez@ghef.org

9:30 – 12:30 – Morning session

9:30 – 10:45

    • Gender discrimination and its impact on health equity: a framework for discussion (20min)
      • Presenter: Dr. Eduardo Missoni, Coordinator, Global Health and Development, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management and GERGAS at Universita Bocconi, Milano, Italia – GHEF Scientific Coordinator
        Eduardo.missoni@ghef.org
    • Gender related impacts on health and common intersecting equity variables (20min)
      • Presenter: Joanna J. Vogel, World Health Organization (WHO)
        vogelj@who.int

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

    • Gender inequities and health protection: Some critical observations (max. 20min)
      • Presenter: Xenia Scheil Adlung, International Labour Organization (ILO)
        scheil@ilo.org
    • The economic and health costs of violence against women and girls (20min)
      • Presenter: Nata Duvury, Co-Director, Global Women’s Studies and Leader of Gender and Public Policy Cluster in the Whitaker Institute at National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
        nata.duvvury@nuigalway.ie
    • The commodification of health and its impact on women’s health rights (20min)
      • Presenter: Nicoletta Dentico, Co-Director Health Innovation in Practice, former coordinator Democratizing Global Health Coalition, and founder of SeNonOrgQuando, Italy
        nicolettadentico@libero.it

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break

Afternoon session

14:00 – 15:30

    • Gender equity and the HIV pandemic (20min)
      • Presenter: Prof. Lesley Doyal, Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK
        l.doyal@bristol.ac.uk
    • Gender inequity caused by cultural and religious practices aimed at ensuring a girl’s virginity (20min)
      • Presenter: Lesley Lever, Author, former CEO World Association of Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS), UK
        lesley@lesleylever.co.uk
    • Possibilities and pitfalls for gender mainstreaming. Lessons from mental health programmes in England (20min)
      • Presenter: Dr. Karen Newbigging, Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre at University of Birmingham, UK
        KNewbigging@uclan.ac.uk

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

    • Navigating the gender minefield: An IPV prevention campaign sheds light on gender gap (20min)
      • Presenter: Dr. Sarah Keller, Professor, Department of Communication and Theatre, Montana State University Billings, US
        skeller@msubillings.edu
    • Conflicts and gender discrimination in health (20min)
      • Question & Answers session with Dr. Kasturi Sen, Wolfson College (CR) University of Oxford, UK
        Kas_sen2002@yahoo.com

Conclusions

17:00 – 17:30

    • Where do we go from here? Collaborative projects: challenges and opportunities
      • Discussants: Prof. Christopher Heginbotham, Visiting Professor at the University of Cumbria, UK
        chrisheginbotham@btinternet.comDipl.-Vw. Ines Weinhold, Research Associate, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
        ines.weinhold@tu-dresden.de
    • Concluding remarks
      • Tayeb Alhafez, President and founder of GHEF

Dinner

19:00

Participants are invited to the Restaurant Chateu de Penthes

Restaurant is adjacent to the campus of the Geneva School of Diplomacy, where the symposium will be held.