Ce séminaire scientifique est co-organisé par l'Institut de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (IRSPUM) et le Pôle de recherche sur l'Inde et l'Asie du Sud (PRIAS) du CÉRIUM. Il sera donné par Lingam Lakshmi.
Dr. Lakshmi is Dean, Research & Development and Professor of Women Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. Her research interests include the social and gender-specific implications of health sector reforms and other macro economic policies; urban poverty and women livelihoods; studying women and other social movements in the period of globalization; understanding women health and reproductive rights; and exploring issues of culture, women identity and agency. She has undertaken several research projects and published extensively on gender, health, development; structural adjustment & urban poverty; micro credit & women empowerment and public policies. She is on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of several Women Studies Departments in Indian Universities as well as Technical and Ethical Advisory Board member of NGOs. In addition to her outstanding teaching and research activities, she has contributed to gender and equity mainstreaming activities of Government departments in a number of states in India.
Provision of health care services implicitly factor in the understanding of social and economic disadvantage and vulnerability. However, the understanding of gender as an important contributor for poor/negative health outcomes has still not been addressed in public health programmes. Focus on women still continues to be women-specific and maternal health oriented.
This talk attempts to throw light on understanding the gender issues in society that throw fresh challenges to health care services delivery.