Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WeBytes Session on Gender Norms, Health and Youth of Color

WeBytes: 30 Minute Webinars for the Busy Public Health Professional

The goal of WeBytes is to educate, stimulate and motivate in 30 minutes

Topic: Gender Norms, Health and Youth of Color

Decades of research has found that when young women and men internalize rigid ideals of femininity and masculinity, they have markedly lower life outcomes in a cluster of related areas that include health, education, reproductive health, and economic security. While programs are challenged to develop innovative models that include race and class, they have not been challenged to include gender. Programs that address gender norms have long been considered as best practice among major international donors like the World Health Using the recently published report, Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Outcomes Among Young Latinas, as an example, this webinar will explain what gender norms are and how programs can begin to adopt an intersectional approach that connects race, class, and gender to increase the return on their investment.

Speaker: Riki Wilchins is Executive Director of TrueChild, Inc., an action tank that helps improve life outcomes for at-risk youth through “gender transformative” approaches. The author of four books on gender theory and policies, Riki has been profiled in The New York Times; TIME selected Riki among its "100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century."

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: 2:00 to 2:30 pm Pacific Time

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Conference toll free number: 1 (877) 881-6327
Participant code: 7507140#

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