On 2 March 2017 GADAA held an expert led seminar marking International Women’s Day.
Gender and development iNGOs, dementia specialists, academics and government representatives came together to discuss the global challenge that dementia poses to women. The event was also live streamed for participants outside of the UK.
The seminar was an opportunity to hear from experts, learn more about dementia through the lens of gender, network with others interested in promoting this cause and explore opportunities to collaborate. The event also provided a forum to discuss topics highlighted in GADAA’s recent report Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge. This report highlights that the prevalence, care burden and stigma of dementia disproportionately affects women, making it a global women’s health, social care and rights challenge that can no longer be ignored.
Thank you to all who joined us to inform, shape and drive forward global action on dementia from a gender perspective. Participants joined us from 23 countries, making this a truly global seminar.
- Professor Dawn Brooker, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester
- Tania Dussey-Cavassini, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
- Professor Dr Anne Margriet Pot, World Health Organisation
- Faraneh Farin Kaboli, Iran Alzheimer Association
- Kate Swaffer, Dementia Alliance International
Photos of the event