The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recently hosted the first Forgotten Agenda Webinar which focused on the sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young women with disabilities – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titled “Including Young Women with Disabilities and their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) during COVID-19 in South Africa: What do we know and where are the Gaps?” the webinar was attended by young women with disabilities, service providers, policy makers, development partners and researchers from various organisations, including the SAMRC. They heard from Dr Jill Hanass Hancock, a Senior Specialist Scientist within the Gender and Health Research Unit at SAMRC and lead researcher on the Covid Collective research project “Forgotten Agenda: Including Women with Disabilities and their SRHR needs under the COVID Epidemic in South Africa”.
You can read a summary of the webinar on the SAMRC website and watch a recording on their YouTube channel.
The independent South African news channel eNCA also interviewed Dr Hancock about the webinar and the findings of her research.