Me in Gallery X reading the Arabic poems. If you would like to see the background work, you can find the preparatory documents below the event images.
A big thank you to my dad. I could not have done this without him.
Shona – The survival kit for girls organization has published my article ‘Body Hair Does Not Make Me Ugly’. I am very pleased that I can share my experience with young girls and hopefully support them in simply being who they are and appreciating it.
Thank you Shona for giving me this opportunity.
I spent three days in the Women’s Congress and I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot and my mind has been changed on one important matter.
I used to be pro-legalizing prostitution. I thought legalizing it meant better conditions for the women, more education and a way out if they wanted it. I discovered that in Germany they are in worse conditions and remain prisoners of male demand. I recommend Ingeborg’s website advocating for de-legalizing prostitution in Germany:
“15 years after adoption of the legalization of prostitution in Germany, evaluating the impact on and the consequences for women´s mental health”, Dr. Ingeborg Kraus – DGTD, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Trauma und Dissoziation. (German Society for Trauma and Dissociation), Germany.
These are all the talks I went to:
PREVENTION OF BURNOUT IN PROFESSIONALS ENGAGED IN THE FIELD OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Dr. med. Sibil Tschudin – President of ISPOG; Division of Social Medicine and Psychosomatics, Dep. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Carlos Damonte Khoury – Clinica Vistahermosa. Ginecología, Alicante, Spain.
SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH
- TRUST – ROOTS FOR THE NORDIC WELFARE SYSTEMS AND FOR GENDER EQUALITY
Karin Helweg-Larsen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- APPLYING MIXED METHOD RESEARCH TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF A MINDFULNESS (MBSR) TRAINING PROGRAMME ON EMPLOYEES WORKING IN AN ACUTE HOSPITAL SETTING
Pauline Kent – Sligo University Hospital (SUH, HSE) Sligo, Ireland
- NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT AND OBESITY: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Shayna Cunningham – Yale School Of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
- DOES MATERNAL SUPPORT SERVE AS A RESOURCE FOR WOMEN ENTERING FERTILITY TREATMENT?
Vera Skvirsky – School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat- Gan, Isra
- SOCIOPOLITICAL BARRIERS IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE: IMPACT ON THERAPIST AND CLIENT
Meredith A. Martyr, M.A. – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA
PROSTITUTION / SUBSTANCE ABUSE
- DESIGNING AND DELIVERING AN EFFECTIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE TO VICTIMS OF COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION – A SPECIALIZED NGO MODEL OF WORK
Sarah Benson – Ruhama, Dublin, Ireland
- 15 YEARS AFTER ADOPTION OF THE LEGALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION IN GERMANY, EVALUATING THE IMPACT ON AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR WOMEN´S MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Ingeborg Kraus – DGTD, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Trauma und Dissoziation. (German Society for Trauma and Dissociation), Germany
- CONSENT DOES NOT OBVIATE HARM: THE MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF PROSTITUTION SEX
Dr. Monica O’Connor – University College Dublin, Bray, Wicklow, Ireland
- REDUCE THE USE: DESIGNED FOR WOMEN, USED BY ALL
Gary Broderick – Saol Project, Dublin, Ireland
- PREGNANCY AND ADDICTION CONSEQUENCES IN THE CHILD, EPIGENETIC FACTORS
Dr. Elvia Velásquez – Latinoam Association on Addictionology ALAD; Latinamerican Psychiatric Association APAL Section on addictions and DD; Dual Disorders Zone Representative WADD, Medellin, Colombia
- WOMEN AND ADDICTION: EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE THROUGH FAMILY PLANNING
Beth Meyer-Frank, RNP, JD – Planning to Flourish, Ventura, California, USA
WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ARAB WORLD
Co-Chair: Josyan Madi-Skaff, M.D. – Head of Psychiatry Department – The Lebanese Hospital – Geitawi, Beirut, Lebanon
Co-Chair: Donna Stewart, CM, MD, FRC – Professor at University of Toronto, Inaugural Chair of Women’s Health, Toronto – Canada
TRAUMA TYPES, PTSD SYMPTOM CLUSTERS, AND GENDER
Laila F. Farhood, Ph.D., MSN, CS, RN – Professor, Psychiatry-Mental Health Nursing, Hariri School of Nursing, Clinical Associate Psychiatry Department, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut – Lebanon
ARAB WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH: A GULF CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Suhaila Ghuloum, FRCPsych – Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Asst. Prof. Weill Cornell Medicine, Doha, Qatar
POLITICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REVOLUTIONS: WOMEN FROM CAIRO BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015
Josyan Madi-Skaff, M.D
UNANTICIPATED REPRODUCTIVE EVENTS AND WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH
Chair: Professor Jane Fisher, Ph.D., MAPS – Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
UNINTENDED PREGNANCY AND SEXUAL COERCION: SURVEY RESULTS FROM UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY MANAGEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIA
Heather Rowe – Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
SUBJECTIVE MEANINGS OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCY: INTERVIEWS FROM UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY MANAGEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIA
Maggie Kirkman – Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
WOMEN’S WELLBEING AND THE STORAGE OF REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL FOR MEDICAL REASONS
Professor Jane Fisher
WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE OF FREEZING EGGS FOR NON-MEDICAL REASONS
USING TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH IN HARD TO REACH POPULATIONS
PRABHA S. CHANDRA, MD, FRCPSYCH – Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant, Perinatal Psychiatry Service, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
TRAUMA IN RELATIONSHIP AND RECOVERY THROUGH RELATIONSHIP: PROVIDING A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE FOR WOMEN RECOVERING FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE
FELICITY KENNEDY – (Clinical Supervision), MA, BA (Psych.), Dip. Psychotherapy; Trinity College, Dublin and The Women’s Therapy Centre, Ireland
THE WAR ON WOMEN CONTINUES
Chair: Gail Erlick Robinson MD. FRCPC, O.Ont. – University of Toronto, Canada
IS THERE A WAR ON WOMEN?
Carol Nadelson MD – Harvard University, Boston, USA
ABORTION: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHY IT MATTERS
Nada Stotland, MD, MPH – Rush University, Chicago, USA
WHEN CHOICE IS BEST FOR ALL
Dr. Gisèle Apter, MD, Ph.D. – Université Denis Diderot Paris 7, France
MATERNAL-FETAL CONFLICT: AN ARTIFICIAL CONSTRUCT
Gail Erlick Robinson MD. FRCPC, O.Ont.
WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Co-Chair: Josyan Madi-Skaff, M.D. – Head of Psychiatry Department, The Lebanese Hospital -Geitawi, Beirut, Lebanon
Co-Chair: Marta Rondon, M.D. MSc – Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
DIGNITY AND WMH IN FERTILITY CLINICS
Josyan Madi-Skaff, M.D
FETAL PERSONHOOD: PREGNANCY AND THE LOSS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Nada Stotland, M.D. – Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Medical College, Chicago – USA
IPV IN PERINATAL CLINICS: INTERVENTIONS IN THE REAL WORLD
Marta Rondon, M.D. MSc
RECOVERY-ORIENTATION & PEER SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Michaela Amering, M.D.- Univ.Prof – Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Medical University of Vienna, Vienna – Austria
Most evolution drawings depict the evolution of the male, so I asked Roisin B, an artist friend of mine to change this. She did! Now the female is rightfully included in the evolution of humans. Thanks Roisin!