Gender Equity in Global Health

The Centre for Global Health is proud to celebrate its new crosscutting theme, Gender in Global Health with an online launch event including UiO's 2020 Human Rights Award winner, Marcelline Budza - June 15th.  

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Event - Gender in Global Health: Community Engagement and Gender Equity

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) presents a webinar to celebrate the launch of its Gender in Global Health crosscutting thematic focus. This event will highlight the need for community engagement in fostering gender equity in health efforts across Africa and ways in which the local community efforts reinforces the women’s possibilities for financial freedom.

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Keynote speaker, Marcelline Budza, University of Oslo's 2020 Human Rights Award winner is an agronomist, a feminist, and a human rights defender from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is known for her major contribution in empowering women, securing their financial rights and advancing their participation in the society through the coffee cooperative, Rebuild Women’s Hope (RWH) in DRC. Her efforts spotlight the importance of building resilient sustainable communities, fortifying the call for financial independence and security among women in DRC and globally.

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The event will be co-hosted with Women in Global Health Norway.

The discussion will focus on why local community engagement efforts are fundamental in strengthening women’s likelihood for financial autonomy. The imperative of eradicating violence against women, maternal and childbirth mishaps and economic dependency, for a more resilient and empowered society.  

Professor Kari Nyheim Solbrække, leader of the CGH’s Gender in Global Health Crosscutting Theme will moderate an expert panel of speakers: Norwegian Ambassador, Jon-Åge Øylsebø and Antonie L. Kræmer, Embassy Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Kinshasa, DRC, Samiraou Ouederaogo, public health specialist and the leader of Women in Global Health Francophone West Africa, Anders Seim, Founder and Executive Director at Health Development International and Nora Sveaass, clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus at the Department of Psychology, UiO, and the 2018 winner of the Human Rights Award.

The Centre for Global Health, an initiative of the Faculty of Medicine at UiO, aims to advance health research, education and capacity building in global health in order to address the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Published June 10, 2021 1:10 PM - Last modified June 11, 2021 12:55 PM