Category: GESI

Register now! Webinar on “Rehabilitation through a gender lens”

The webinar will take place on 19 January 2022, at 14:00 GMT (09:00 in New York; 15:00 in Brussels; 16:00 in Kiev; 17:00 in Kampala; 19:00 in Karachi; 20:30 in Naypyidaw). The webinar will be hosted in English. Closed captioning and international sign language interpretation will be provided. Go to registration page. The factsheet “Rehabilitation through a gender… Read more


Leading the way for inclusion: Disability and rehabilitation post-COVID-19

In this blog Linda L. Thumba from ReLAB-HS, provides a recap on our recent webinar Leading the way for inclusion: Disability and rehabilitation post-COVID-19. In the last two years society has been impacted by COVID-19 in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Persons with disabilities have disproportionately been affected by the pandemic, further… Read more


No UHC without gender-responsive rehabilitation services

On the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day, the ReLAB-HS Consortium has released a new factsheet entitled ‘Rehabilitation through a gender lens’. An estimated 2.4 billion people are in need of rehabilitation services worldwide. Changing demographics, the increase in non-communicable diseases, injuries and traumas, as well as COVID-19 increase the risk of an escalation in… Read more


Using rehabilitation services to screen for violence against women with disabilities: A missed opportunity?

This year the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence will take place from the 25th of November to the 10th of December 2021. To mark this period Lillian Asiimwe, Program Support and Inclusion Officer for ReLAB-HS in Uganda, writes about the opportunity to use rehabilitation services as a screening point for violence against women… Read more


Congratulations on surviving the patriarchy! And Happy International Women’s Day too.

What we’re doing as ReLAB-HS to address gender inequity within rehabilitation in health systems. By: Sarah Champagne, Jessica Ott, Rachel Lowe, Amanda Ager, Perth Rosen, Michelle Kayaleh, Christie Pettitt-Schieber and Rosemary Morgan   Today marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the many achievements of all women; trans women, genderqueer women, and cis women,… Read more