Social Sciences GCRF Project Kick – Off – 1st February 2019

Date: Friday 1st February

Time: 5.30 for 6 – 7pm

Location: Room USS G.19.

The Department of Social Sciences is pleased to invite you to the kick-off of UEL’s GCRF project in India “Bleeding Dignity: The Role of Dignity in Menstrual Health”.

Dr Meera Tiwari and her team will introduce their GCRF-funded research project and related fieldwork challenges in the regions of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India.

The event is open to colleagues across UEL with an interest in GCRF and development research opportunities.

The event will take place on Friday 1 February, 5.30 for 6 – 7pm, Room USS G.19.

Please sign up with Eventbrite via if you wish to attend the event.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5Bn fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015. It has been specially designed to stimulate research on the challenges faced by developing countries.

UEL is currently running 11 GCRF projects in 18 ODA countries, supported by our 2018-19 allocation from Research England. The projects are grouped under four Global Priorities and UEL Flagship Challenges: 1. Global Health & Wellbeing; 2. Justice and Conflict Resolution; 3. Disaster Resilience; 4. Inclusive Education and development. Each project is a collaboration between institutions in developing countries and the UK and these collaborations will lead to partnerships, ideas and knowledge that will outlast the life of the programme.  

“Bleeding Dignity: The Role of Dignity in Menstrual Health (MH)” aims to develop a framework that helps to understand if ‘dignity’ has a role in improving menstrual health practices in rural India. The project will map grassroots perceptions and challenges of MH and develop indicators of dignity relevant for improving MH for women in rural India. This will additionally enable pilot research to take place with partners in Uganda to test the application of dignity indicators in different social contexts across rural communities in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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