A steady increase in tobacco use among women and LGBTQI communities, particularly in the global South, has been widely documented in addition to the wide-reaching gendered impacts of tobacco. These include 2.15 million women dying each year due to tobacco use, 71% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries; more than 30,000 tobacco-related deaths among LGBTQI people a year; and women making up 7 out of 10 workers on tobacco farms and being disproportionately affected by poor working conditions.
In this online session, you’ll learn to create more gender-equitable, contextualised, tobacco control responses.
The ‘Tobacco control from a gendered perspective’ is part of the Gender and Health Webinar Series that host timely debates on ‘how to do’ gender in health.
-Dr Lavanya Vijayasingham, Post-doctoral fellow at UNU-IIGH as a presenter
-Professor Helia Molina Dean from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Santiago de Chile
-Dr Sarojini Nadimpally, Co-founder of Sama Resource Group for Women and Health