March 2–3, 2020, London, UK Meeting objectives During this meeting, participants will: Share progress on analytic activities (e.g., methods, data collection, preliminary learning) Strengthen alignment between
Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland is Chair of the new The Lancet–SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality. “Health is a key issue for building strong and resilient societies”, the President says in an interview about her engagement in the commission.
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet: “Global health is about equity and creating fairer societies. It’s about realizing the right to health.”
Peter Friberg, Co-chair and SIGHT Director. “The collaborative work among both young and senior people within this Commission is a joy and challenge. The mix of political-, gender-, health, and peace disciplines, to name a few, is fantastic and brings data together from several angles enabling us to make novel contributions and conclusions.“
The Commissioners bring expertise in health, gender, peace, and conflict research and policy across a range of geographies and institutions.
Working Meeting was held in London March 2–3 with a small group of Commissions to discuss the analytic workstreams and ensure alignment between the Working Groups. Highlights include: