Gender in Global Health: Community Engagement and Gender Equity

The Centre for Global Health in collaboration with Women in Global Health Norway is proud to present its new cross-cutting thematic focus on gender in global health. The launch of this new initiative is celebrated with an online event highlighting community gender equity in health efforts across Africa.

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The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at UiO is proud to present its new cross-cutting thematic focus on gender in global health, led by Professor Kari Nyheim Solbrække. The launch of the new CGH initiative is celebrated with a webinar highlighting community gender equity in health efforts in Africa in collaboration with Women in Global Health Norway (WGH Norway). The webinar aims to highlight ways local community efforts can strengthen women’s possibilities and capacities for financial independence, break violence against women’s rights, reduce hazards related to childbirth and advance communities that include good health for all. 

In what ways can increased community engagement provide a pathway to women’s independence and better health?  How and why should academic institutions like the University of Oslo (UiO) contribute to the enhancement of gender in research and education that leads to healthy lives for all? Join us as these questions, inspired by the 2020 winner of the UiO Human Right Award, Marceline Budza lead the discussion and panel during this open and free event.



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Kari Nyheim Solbrække | Professor, Department for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, UiO




Keynote Speaker

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Marceline Budza | Founder & President, Rebuild Women's Hope | Winner, UiO Human Rights Award 2020 | Speaker, SHE Conference 2021




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Samiratou Ouédraogo | Public Health specialist | Leader, Women in Global Health Francophone West Africa




  • Nora Sveaass | Clinical psychologist & Professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, UiO | Winner, UiO Human Rights Award 2018 
  • Anders Seim | Founder and Executive Director, Health & Development International
  • MFA representative | Norwegian Embassy in DRC (TBC)
  • MFA representative | Norwegian Embassy in Burkina Faso (TBC)


About Marceline Budza

Image may contain: Microphone, Smile, Organ, Fashion design, Street fashion.Marceline Budza is a feminist and human right defender from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) known for her active work in defending human right and empowering women in a country that has been plagued by civil war and corruption. In 2013, she founded the Rebuild Women's Hope Association and has worked tirelessly ever since to enable many women to regain economic independence and become active participants in society and the economy. Marceline has a clear vision for change and making a difference in the world. She has been actively engaged in the fight for women's rights and the empowerment of women in a country that has been plagued by conflict, corruption and multiple violations of women's rights for more than two decades. Her fight has been recognized with various international and national recognitions.

  • 2017: international prize of The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award from the Scottish Government;
  • 2019: Prize of Human Right from the French Government in Paris; 
  • 2020: Human Rights Award from the University of Oslo in Norway and the Prize for Excellency from the DRC Civilian Society.
Tags: Women in Global Health, Global health
Published Mar. 2, 2021 7:35 PM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2021 10:42 AM