Date Published: 11 November 2006
Launch of new Gender Violence and Health Centre - London
A new centre for gender violence and health is being launched on 14 November
at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The Centre, funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust, will aim to improve the health and well-being of women and girls around the world through action-oriented research on the extent, causes and consequences of gender violence, and on effective strategies for change.
Professor Charlotte Watts, Sigrid Rausing Chair in Gender Violence and Health and Director of the Centre, said:
" The connections between violence against women and poorer health outcomes are increasingly being recognised both by medical and public health practitioners, and by the women's and human rights communities.
_ The Gender Violence and Health Centre will work with local and international partners to explore the implications of gender violence for health and development activities, and to inform the development of interventions aimed at addressing and responding to gender violence around the world. We are very grateful to the Sigrid Rausing Trust for funding this Centre, and enabling this important work to go forward."
Speakers at the event will include Professor Andy Haines, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Poonam Joshi, Gender Policy Adviser, Amnesty International UK, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Co-ordinator, Gender HIV/AIDS & Violence, World Health Organization and Professor Charlotte Watts, Sigrid Rausing Chair in Gender Violence & Health.