Giving Women 10th Annual Conference

Mental health, not just a first world problem. How can we act? Giving Women's Annual Conference, this year about the mental health of girls and women from vulnerable communities.

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After a two year break we are delighted to announce the 10th Giving Women Conference.


The Giving Women conference has become an important platform for convening UN organisations, Civil Society, NGOs, business, academia, and private individuals to INFORMREFLECT and ACT on what we need to do to improve the lives of girls and women globally.


This year the focus of the Giving Women conference is mental health. Over the last two years of the Pandemic everyone has recognized how fragile our mental health is. Triggers such as loneliness, isolation, economic insecurity, domestic violence have seen the rise of people suffering with mental health issues globally. For girls and women in vulnerable communities, in conflict situations, in refugee camps, in forced migration, these are triggers they face daily with no recourse to support. In addition they have to face stigmatisation and isolation.


According to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) 85% of individuals living with mental health conditions in the developing world do not receive care due to due to lack of resources. In Africa, 66 million women are living with depression, and 85% have no access to treatment.


Join us, in person or on-line, to hear from researchers, practitioners, project leaders and people with lived experience to hear about the situation on the ground and about the successful programmes that are making the difference. It is the moment to change the status quo.


There is no health without mental health!

3
Days
32
Speakers
1
Sponsor
9
Sessions

Giving Women 10th Annual Conference

Sponsors

Speakers

Dr. Catherine Abbo
Dr. Catherine Abbo
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry Makerere University, Uganda
Luciana Rossi Barrancos
Luciana Rossi Barrancos
General Executive Manager Instituto Cactus
Roberto Beneduce
Roberto Beneduce
Associate Professor of Medical and Psychological Anthropology University of Turin
Mariana Bolivar
Mariana Bolivar
Grants and Programmes Manager MQ Mental Health
Ruby Castillia
Ruby Castillia
Co-Founder WARMI Mental Health
Pamela Y Collins
Pamela Y Collins
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Global Health University of Washington
Rasa Dawson
Rasa Dawson
Chief Development & Communications Officer Strongminds
Julian Eaton
Julian Eaton
Assistant Professor Centre for Global Mental Health
Silvia Gavira
Silvia Gavira
Co-Founder WARMI Mental Health
Dr Maji Hailemariam Debena
Dr Maji Hailemariam Debena
Assistant Professor Division of Public Health, Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Biology Michigan State University
Raj Mariwala
Raj Mariwala
Director Mariwala Health Initiative
Gaia Montauti
Gaia Montauti
Managing Director Fondation DÔÇÖHarcourt
Atalanti Moquette
Atalanti Moquette
Founder Giving Women
Natasha Muller
Natasha Muller
Founder Future Mental Health Collective
Joy Morzov
Joy Morzov
Responsible for Partnerships Enableme.org
Tina Ntulo
Tina Ntulo
Country Director, Uganda Strongminds
Amisa Rashid
Amisa Rashid
Founder Nivishe
Taban Shoresh
Taban Shoresh
Founder & CEO Lotus Flower
Charlene Sunkel
Charlene Sunkel
Founder & CEO Global Mental Health Peer Network
Ruth Szabo
Ruth Szabo
Chairwoman Giving Women
Inka Weissebecker
Inka Weissebecker
Mental Health Technical Officer World Health Organization
Shantha Rau Barriga
Shantha Rau Barriga
Director Disability Rights Division, HRW
Pieter Ventevogel
Pieter Ventevogel
Snr Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Officer UNHCR (TBC)
Hauwa Ojeifo
Hauwa Ojeifo
Founder She Writes Woman
Kamala Poudel
Kamala Poudel
Program Officer KOSHISH (TBC)
Franzisca Gamma
Franzisca Gamma
Founder Les Toises
Rabih El Chammay
Rabih El Chammay
Ministry of Public Health, Lebanon
Sarah Jeffrey
Sarah Jeffrey
Head of Health Vitol Foundation
Sofyen Khalfaoui
Sofyen Khalfaoui
Programme Lead Zurich Foundation
Joanna Lai
Joanna Lai
Program Manager UNICEF
Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad
Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad
Author, Co-Founder & Well-being Lead Flourish Mentors
Megan Paterson Brown
Megan Paterson Brown
Adjunct Faculty Member Webster University

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