6 February, 2024: Gender and Access to Rehabilitation

The multi-country "GRACE" project investigates Gender issues in the Rehabilitation of person with Amputation in Conflict-affected Environments.

Countries of conflict and low resources have shown staggeringly high proportions of male rehabilitation users suggesting access barriers for women. Therefore, the multi-country project “GRACE” investigating Gender aspects in Rehabilitation of persons with Amputation in Conflict affected Environments was launched. 

Following a retrospective data analysis that profiled rehabilitation users with amputation in conflict countries, the project employed a community-based participatory research approach. In this methodology, researchers and community members are seen as equal experts who jointly design the project, interpret findings and make actionable recommendations. Men and women with amputation as well as health professionals in Cambodia and Ethiopia shared their views on gender-specific factors that influence access to and acceptance of rehabilitation services. In this colloquium, the completed and ongoing work of the GRACE project will be presented.

Date: 6 February 2024, 10:45-11:45 h

Place: Salle Delachaux ; Route de la Corniche 10 ; 1010 Lausanne OR remote connexion: 


Contact person: Cornelia Barth; cornelia.barth@unisante.ch

More information on the GRACE project: here

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