Access to Medicines: Why Should Feminists Care? Webinar

📣 We are wrapping up our webinar series “Gender and Health” with our last session on Friday, the 1st of July at 2 pm CEST!

In the webinar Access to Medicines: Why Should Feminists Care?, Dr. Gita Sen and Chee Yoke Ling will explore the intersection of gender and access to medicines and how these two interact. Please register here! 🌟

They will discuss obstacles to access to medicines in general, and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, shedding light on structural inequalities and gender issues. Where do the so-called intellectual property rights come into this and what does this have to do with health as a human right?

Our two speakers work with the campaign Feminists for a People's Vaccine (FPV) (https://feminists4peoplesvaccine.org/), for equitable, accessible, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines, drugs, therapeutics, and equipment. The campaign is set up by the two organizations Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and Third World Network (TWN).

Dr. Gita Sen is a feminist economist and has combined a long career as an academic with activism and advocacy in support of economic, social and ecological, and gender justice. She is a founding member and currently general co-coordinator of DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era), a Southern feminist network www.dawnfeminist.org committed to justice and human rights. DAWN, together with TWN, functions as the hub for FPV (Feminists for a People’s Vaccine www.fem4peoplesvaccine.org).
Chee Yoke Ling is a lawyer by training and the Executive Director of Third World Network, an international policy research and advocacy organization based in Malaysia focusing on sustainable development issues and international relations (https://twn.my). Among her focus areas is public health, in particular access to affordable treatments through the national implementation of flexibilities in the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects on Intellectual Property Rights administered by the World Trade Organization. TWN in partnership with DAWN is the hub for the Feminists for a People’s Vaccine campaign (www.fem4peoplesvaccine.org).
The webinar will be moderated by Mariam Mubarak-Gabrian, member of the European Coordinating Committee of UAEM. Mariam is a medical doctor who recently graduated from the University of Groningen. She has always been interested in international public health which is why she pursued a bachelor of medicine with the profile Global Health. Mariam joined the UAEM European Coordinating Committee in January 2022 and has recently represented UAEM at the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.
We’d be delighted to have you join us and hope to see you there!

Best regards, 
UAEM and Feministische Medizin e.V.
  • July 01, 2022 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm