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The webinar will take place on 19 January 2022, at 14:00 GMT (09:00 in New York; 15:00 in Brussels; 16:00 in Kiev; 17:00 in Kampala; 19:00 in Karachi; 20:30 in Naypyidaw).

The webinar will be hosted in English. Closed captioning and international sign language interpretation will be provided. Go to registration page.

The factsheet “Rehabilitation through a gender lens”, recently released by the ReLAB-HS Consortium, describes lower participation rates, worse rehabilitation outcomes, and a disproportionate burden of caregiving among women and girls.

  • Gender shapes access, use, adherence and outcomes of rehabilitation services. Women and girls face barriers determined by their lower socioeconomic standing, lack of insurance, safety concerns, social norms, family obligations, shortage of women personnel in rehabilitation, and services or equipment that not adapted to diverse needs and requirements.
  • Understanding inequities and social determinants of health is a prerequisite to develop and implement relevant policies and programming that effectively address the challenges and respond to the needs of diverse populations. The gendered dimensions of rehabilitation cannot be ignored; on the contrary, they need to be analysed and integrated in health planning, service delivery, and social response.

Drawing on the key messages and recommendations outlined in the factsheet, the webinar will offer a space for dialogue between rehabilitation services’ users, health professionals, civil society, and policy-makers, in order to discuss the place of gender-responsive rehabilitation in achieving Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Our webinar brings together a diverse and knowledgeable group of speakers to dialogue on the issues. The event aims to:

  • Increase understanding of how the growing unmet needs of rehabilitation and assistive technology are marked by significant gender inequities.
  • Stimulate discussions around the set of recommendations contained in the factsheet, which outline critical measures to improve gender equality in rehabilitation and assistive technology.
  • Amplify the voices of diverse rehabilitation stakeholders, who are concerned by gendered barriers to rehabilitation and assistive technology and committed to make a change.

The webinar will take place at 14:00 GMT (09:00 in New York; 15:00 in Brussels; 16:00 in Kiev; 17:00 in Kampala; 19:00 in Karachi; 20:30 in Naypyidaw). Go to registration page.