The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is excited to invite you to the Gender and Health Hub Annual Forum from 7 to 9 December 2021.
The Gender and Health Hub Annual Forum brings together our growing global network of policymakers, researchers, practitioners and thought leaders to reflect on the progress made in the last year and set priorities for the coming year as a community. Join us as we spotlight collaborative projects, policies, and partnerships for a feminist transformation of the health sector with 4 sessions and 30 speakers over 3 daysin partnership with UN Women, Gender Equality Working Group of the SDG3 GAP, University of Western Cape (UWC), The African Union Commission (AUC), BBC Media Action, University of Cape Town (UCT).
The UNU Gender and Health Hub (GHH) was established with the aim to bridge the gap between people, evidence, policy, and action and contribute to more evidence-based and better-resourced integration of gender in health policies and programmes.
In 2021, GHH focused on convening technical expertise with political leadership and consolidating evidence-based solutions to encourage concrete commitments to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for gender equality in health.
Over the next year, GHH will continue to develop and engage its growing global network of policymakers, researchers, practitioners and thought leaders with the aim to improve the evidence base on what has worked in the past and translate that evidence and practice-based learning into collective action and concrete commitments for the future.
Our intention is to look back at efforts to date and look forward as a community. We hope that these three days of focused dialogue culminate in a better-connected community where knowledge and learnings are shared, partnerships are forged and grown, and coordinated action is paramount.
The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), in collaboration with five UN agencies with a health mandate, completed a major project identifying what works, where, for whom, why and how across a series of successful agency-specific case studies of gender mainstreaming in health.
The Gender and Health Hub at UNU-IIGH and the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape co- convened a collaborative Gender and COVID-19 research agenda-setting exercise in 2021.
This session launches the consolidated output which is a shared, policy-relevant and people-centred research agenda for funders, researchers, civil society, programme implementers, and policy-makers to guide the application of a gender lens to COVID-19 research investments and subsequently policy and programming actions.