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Webinar: Sex As a Biological Variable (SABV) Policy and Sex-Inclusive Research: Making Progress, Taking Stock, and Visioning the Future

30 November 2023 | Organizer: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health This special session was organized by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, Sex and Gender in Health and Disease (SGHD) Scientific Interest Group (SIG). The primary focus of the webinar was to delve into the impacts of sex (as a biological variable) and gender (as a social construct) on...

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Lecture: Sex and Gender Dimensions in Public Health 

29 November 2023 | Boston University Overseas Public Health Programme Through a partnership with the Boston University Overseas Public Health Programme in Geneva, Switzerland, GENDRO offers regular lectures aimed at the importance of understanding and incorporating sex and gender aspects and their intersection with other determinants of health, equipping future public Health professionals with...

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Public Event: Dying for Life, Are Mothers Still a Global Health Priority?

27 November 2023 | The International Geneva Global Health Platform, Concept Foundation, Geneva Health Forum, the Gender Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute and GENDRO The event raised critical questions about the prioritization of maternal health and the potential impact on global health priorities from a gender lens and as a question of gender equality, discussing why despite the...

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Workshop: SPARKS! Digital technologies for health must prioritize gender equality and human rights: towards an end-to-end Intersectional Feminist Approach 

22-24 November 2023 | GENDRO and affiliated partners, hosted by the IdeaSquare at CERN This workshop convened thought leaders, experts and feminist and human rights advocates from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to a dynamic and interactive workshop hosted by CERN Ideasquare as a follow-up to SPARKS! Serendipity Forum organized by CERN. The idea of the workshop was conceived by Shirin Heidari,...

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Symposium: Sex and Gender in Musculoskeletal Research  

17 November 2023 | The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery A presentation by GENDRO at the Conference on Sex and Musculoskeletal Research focused on the role of SAGER guidelines in fostering greater attention to sex and gender across disciplines, welcoming any measures for adoption of the SAGER guidelines by the journals in the field, encouraging editors to play a more active role in its uptake...

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Conference: The Human Immunome Project “Into Action” Scientific Strategy Meeting  

15-16 November 2023 | Human Immunome Project, hosted by the Caixa Research Institute   The Human Immunome Project (HIP) presented its comprehensive scientific research plan at the Human Immunome Project Into Action Conference in Barcelona. This ambitious plan, aimed at creating the most extensive immunology dataset in history, facilitated discussion on key areas, such as global data collection,...

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Lecture: Gender mainstreaming in International Organizations   

9 November 2023 | University of Westminster  In collaboration with the University of Westminster, GENDRO president, Dr Shirin Heidari, delivered a lecture on gender mainstreaming in international organizations to students in the International Relations Program at the University of Westminster in London, United Kingdom. 

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INSPIRE Conference 2023: Pioneering Inclusive Gender Equality in Research and Innovtation

6 October 2023 | INSPIRE GENDRO was represented in Budapest, Hungary at the “INSPIRE Conference 2023: Pioneering Include Gender Equality in Research and Innovation.”   The INSPIRE Conference in Budapest brought together over 70 global thought leaders earlier this month, focusing on vital themes like gender equality, intersectionality, and Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). As Europe's Centre of...

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Report Launch from the Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer

27 September 2023 | The Lancet, the National Cancer Institute, ecancer, GENDRO, the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Global Health Platform The Global Launch of the Commission report, organized by The Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer, was held to investigate the intersection of women, power, and cancer. The event went beyond the scope of "women's cancers" and...

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Conference presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2023  

2-6 June 2023 | ASCO GENDRO members participated in this conference and presented on Sex and Gender Equity Research (SAGER) guidelines.   The mission of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is centered around conquering cancer through a threefold approach involving research, education, and the promotion of the highest quality and equitable patient care. Their vision is a world...

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MINDtheGEPs Workshop: Gendering scientific publications (“Train the Trainers”)

19 May 2023 | MINDtheGEPs In May 2023, trainers from various organizations partnered with MINDtheGEPs in Belgrade, Serbia to deliberate on gender considerations in scientific publications, encompassing both research themes and teams. The workshop aimed to formulate guidelines for gendering scientific publications, which will be shared with the European research community.  During the workshop,...

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INSPIRE Workshop: Gender Equality in Research and Innovation  

19 April 2023 | INSPIRE Twenty-eight participants, including GENDRO members, took part in the workshop in Berlin, Germany. They engaged in creative exploration and reflection on their vision for an inclusive, gender-equal future in research and innovation. Guided by Dr. Carolin Ossenkop and Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg from the workshop facilitated discussions, idea exchanges, and various activities...

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Interview with Dr. Shirin Heidari by Genève Internationale

20 February 2023 | Genève Internationale Genève Internationale interviewed Dr. Shirin Heidari, founding president of GENDRO about her work. They asked her about GENDRO’s work, vision, and goals for the future.   Event website: Interview with Dr. Shirin Heidari by GI  

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A joint meeting between CIOMS and GENDRO: Sex and gender considerations in current research ethics guidelines and research ethics committees’ work 

2 February 2023 | CIOMS and GENDRO On February 2nd, 2023, GENDRO and CIOMS held a joint meeting convening relevant stakeholders such as the World Medical Association, Council of Europe, and World Health Organization as well as representatives from research ethics committees, research institutions and pharmaceutical industry to discuss the key role of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in...

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Building back better: towards a gender-responsive international instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response

Press release 13 June 2022 Civil society and academic institutions urge governments to ensure gender equality, equity and human rights figure in the new International Instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (13 June 2022) – A coalition of 22 civil society and academic partners, convened by GENDRO, issued a Consensus Statement on 9 June, urging Member...

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Webinar on Gender, Equity and Human Rights at the heart of the pandemic convention (side event to the World Health Assembly)

26 May 2022 | UNITE and GENDRO  UNITE, a global parliamentarian network for global health, hosted a webinar on the May 26th, 2022 as a side event of the World Health Assembly “Gender, equity and human rights at the heart of the pandemic convention.”   Dr. Shirin Heidari, President of GENDRO, spoke at this webinar on the impact of COVID-19 and pandemics on women’s rights and the need to include a...

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Podcast episode on seX & whY: Sex and Gender Variables in Science Research

12 January 2022 | seX & whY and GENDRO The podcast discusses the often overlooked issue of gender representation in medical research, particularly focusing on HIV trials and pharmacological studies. Dr. Heidari, founding president of GENDRO, and her team conducted a systematic review revealing a significant gender disparity in HIV research trials, where only 19% of participants were women...

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