Dr. Jill Steans from the department of Political Science and International Studies is running a workshop on 30-31 March, which is part of a programme of events funded by the ESRC’s strategic network scheme.  This Strategic Network is on: Effective Prevention and Inclusive Responses to SGBV in Humanitarian Crises: The Healthcare Needs of LGBTI People in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

The network focuses on the needs of marginalized and stigmatized LGBTI people, impacted by conflict and humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. This includes populations who have been displaced, internally and across borders. Participants in the network will work at the interface between research, policy and advocacy. Thus, the network will bring together a range of expertise in conflict and humanitarian crisis, peacekeeping, human rights, SGBV, SOGI, global governance, global health, and HIV specifically, with policy-makers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who operate on the front line of policy implementation.

Spaces are very limited. Any colleagues interested in attending please contact j.a.steans@bham.ac.uk at earliest convenience.