“I’m a hypocrite”, Henry says during a global Gender Action Peer Learning Meeting. He looks troubled and stressed. His body is twisted and taut. His face tormented with pain. It’s as if he’s committed a terrible crime.
As an organizational consultant, a human rights activist and, for the past 25 years, a women’s rights specialist, I have been in hundreds of rooms in meetings and workshops. My […]
Learning from our AI Research and COVID journey: What does it take to have more inclusive and gender responsive AI-driven health research?
Carol Miller, and Marie-Katherine (Kate) Waller, two Gender at Work Associates, reflect on the key threads of this blog series that emerged from Gender at Work and research grantees’ collaboration in an 18-month gender action learning process in the AI4COVID program.
David Kelleher, Gender at Work Senior Associate, reflects about his trajectory, challenges and questions as a mentor in the organizational development space.
Sandra Patricia Martínez-Cabezas reflects on her research in the COLEV project, which focused on using responsible AI and data science to address COVID-19 challenges in Colombia. She recounts how her research team used health records of Venezuelan migrant populations crossing into Colombia to capture their health issues in national responses. In applying a gender lens, she explored the incompleteness of the data, how it was heavily skewed towards women and children and neglected men’s health.
Meeting the world, the work, and colleagues in new ways: Working emergently in sustaining an online learning community
“The work of exploring how the online space could be used to support a Gender Action Learning (GAL) process involving science granting councils (SGCs) across the African continent, without the opportunity to travel and meet one another, began as an experiment. It also began with this question. ‘What will it take to nurture an intimate, active, engaged, cross-cohort online learning community’?”
“Being able to hear one another’s inner music by listening with the heart is at the centre of an embodied and decolonising practice, a practice that emphasises generosity, openness, reflexivity and ongoing self-critique.”
In early 2020, Gender at Work (G@W) was invited by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), to partner in a project to support science granting councils (SGCs) across the African continent to […]
Hélène Diéne partage son expérience de la pandémie, où elle travaillait dans une clinique COVID-19 comme assistante de recherche et tombe elle-même malade par la suite. Elle évoque ses craintes et ses incertitudes et explique comment ces expériences l’ont amenée à comprendre l’importance du genre et de l’intersectionnalité pour l’utiliser dans sa recherche doctorale sur les impacts désagrégés du COVID-19 afin d’être plus pertinente au regard du contexte.
Hélène Agnès Diéne shares her experiences during the pandemic, working in a COVID-19 clinic and later falling ill herself. She reflects on her fears and uncertainties, and how these experiences led her to understand the importance of considering gender differences in coping with illness. Learning about gender and intersectionality through her research role enabled her to realize she would use such a lens in her doctoral research on disaggregated impacts of COVID-19 to be more contextually relevant.