Public event: Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Week

19 March 2024 | Organizer : International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Dr Shirin Heidari joined Members of the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Global Health (GH) team in a Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Week to present on the transformative potential and challenges of adopting a gender-inclusive and feminist approach in research. Drawing on her experiences and insights from recent and ongoing multi-country research on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in forced displacement, involving participants across the gender and sexuality spectrum, Dr Heidari’s presentation introduced the rationale for embracing an interectional gender lens in research design and implementation, emphasizing the intrinsic value of inclusive and participatory methodologies, advocating for the adoption of a feminist intersectional lens in research design and process.