Mobilization initiative on gender equity in health research launched

TDR news item
8 February 2018

TDR Global has launched a 3-month mobilization initiative on gender equity in health research. The aim is to enhance women’s position in health research and to address the impact of gender on infectious diseases of poverty through research.

The initiative has started with a LinkedIn group moderated by Lucie Chartouny, a community builder expert who is passionate about gender issues. She is looking for people to share articles, inspiration and thoughts, and to ask questions. She will provide updates of planned events of the mobilization on the LinkedIn group and will facilitate discussions and training sessions.

Future events

15 FEBRUARY: Prof. Pascale Allotey, Director of the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, will share her experience and thoughts on gender equity in health research. More information will be sent to registered participants. See below to know more and register.

Challenge-solving workshops are being planned to identify local challenges, create local teams and offer training.

TDR Global talks are opportunities to share best practices and experiences on enhancing gender equity in health research.

Working groups on specific issues are options for organizing webinars, training and sharing ideas.

How can you get involved?

  • Join the TDR Global LinkedIn group to get information and answers to your questions.
  • Invite your colleagues to be part of this LinkedIn group.
  • Register now for the online launch on 15 February 2018 (event link will be sent to you on due time)
  • Share articles or a short (2-minute) video testimony about what you have done for gender equity in health research to inspire others within the LinkedIn group.
  • Register and take part in a 1.5-hour session to learn how to organize challenge-solving workshops. Think of a challenge you or your colleagues are facing regarding gender equity. This could be related to the position of women in research or to the impact of different gender dimensions on infectious diseases.
    - Register for the session on 27 February 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET
    - Register for the session on 28 February 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CET

For more information, contact Beatrice Halpaap.