The year 2020 will mark several important milestones for gender equality and sustainable development, including the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, one of the most comprehensive blueprints for women’s rights worldwide.
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Gender inequality and gender norms impede progress on the global goal to achieve health for all. Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Multiple obstacles remain unchanged in law and in culture. As a result, women remain undervalued, they continue to work more, earn less, have fewer choices, and experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public spaces.
A gender transformative approach aspires to change this reality. It tackles the root causes of gender inequality and reshapes unequal power relations. It actively examines, questions, and changes rigid gender norms and imbalances of power. While promoting the value of women and girls it goes beyond improving the condition of women and girls – it seeks to improve their social position.
However, a crucial question remains: How do we measure the achievements in gender equality through gender transformative approaches?
MMS cordially invites you to take part in a 3-Part Webinar Series about “Are gender-transformative approaches the answer to realising gender equality?”
Date: 2nd, 9th, 16th June
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Venue: Via Zoom
Avni Amin (WHO):
Gender transformative interventions in SRH including with men: What do we know and what are the gaps?
This talk is looking at review of reviews on gender transformative interventions in SRH including specific interventions that have worked with men and boys. Two systematic review of reviews and evidence-gap maps will be presented: One is based on a 2016 review on all gender transformative interventions in SRH and the second on specific interventions with men and boys. It will share where there is most evidence, least evidence, what are the gaps, what do we know works and why it works and what is therefore needed to strengthen the evidence base in gender transformative interventions for SRH.
Henny Slegh (Living Peace Institute-DRC, Promundo Global):
Gender-transformative approach (GTA) in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) program with conflict affected youth in DRC and far North Cameroon.
Henny will present her work on mental health and psychosocial support and the application of gender-transformative approaches in conflict affected youth, how it works and what we learned and measured in DRC and Cameroon. Invited by Alexandra Nicola (IAMANEH).
Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO) and Anna Kågesten (Karolinska Institutet):
What progress has the world made on ASRHR in the 25 years since Cairo and Beijing ? What was the place of gender equality building within this work?
Dr Chandra-Mouli will speak to the progress made in the 25 years since Cairo and Beijing, drawing from a recently published Journal of Adolescent Health supplement. Dr Kagesten will speak to how well gender equality building has been addressed within this, drawing from her work with the Global Early Adolescent Study and her recent Lancet Global commentary on gender transformative approaches in child and adolescent health.
Please register here for these free Webinars to receive the access link and the recordings.
Host: Carine Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org), Medicus Mundi Switzerland and Alexandra Nicola, IAMANEH
Who should attend? The webinar is intended for health professionals, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders interested in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality.
The Webinar will take 60 minutes. It will be in English and will end with an open discussion. Participants will be able to ask their questions at the end of the presentation.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you!