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Women’s empowerment through digital technology in addressing Gender Based Violence and Reproductive Maternal New Born Child Health

May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Host Organizations-WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Technology Assessment in Health Equity and the School of International Development and Global Studies at University of Ottawa

Coordinators- Dr. Carol Vlassoff, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Miriam Nkangu and Dr. Sanni Yaya

Time: 12-1.30pm EST (may go up to 2pm)

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences Building, University of Ottawa- FSS RM 1030 Main uOttawa Campus

We will be hosting an exciting event to discuss and share experiences, challenges and solutions on how technology has or can empower women and/or drive change amongst women within the context of gender-based violence and reproductive maternal and new born child health from a global perspective.

We intend to explore a global agenda from two perspectives:
• Discuss issues around gender-based violence in Canada and globally (Cameroon)
• Explore the role of technology in addressing GBV within specific context
• Draw from our experiences with mobile phone application in addressing issues of reproductive maternal child health in developing countries and the potentials of mobile phone app as a strategic tool for addressing GBV by showcasing how 3D geospatial data could facilitate post-GBV services
• Discuss our challenges and solutions in conflict areas and how mobile phones can help address some of the challenges and empower women especially in conflict settings.

1)Miriam Nkangu PhD Candidate University of Ottawa
2)Dr. Patrick Okwen, District Medical Officer and team lead at eBASE,Africa, Cameroon
Other speakers to be announced

In addition to the speakers, we will have comments from a broader health and gender perspective from two gender experts:
Dr. Eva Rathgeber-who will provide additional comments and a broader gender and technology perspective, and,
Dr. Carol Vlassoff will provide comments and a broader gender, health and health systems and human rights perspectives.


May 31, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


University of Ottawa


WHO Collaborating Centre for Knwoledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity
School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa