International Women's Day 2022

The College celebrates International Women’s Day in order to highlight some of the incredible achievements made by women. 

The theme for this years' International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March 2022) was gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. To connect with this theme wecommissioned a special podcast episode, a webinar and a video interview. Also see a blog post that celebrates the inspiring life of psychiatrist Dr Elizabeth Casson, who was a member 100 years ago.  

Podcast

Dr Katherine Kennet, the College's Social Prescribing Lead, discussed how climate change amplifies inequalities. She also talked about why women and girls, those with mental health issues, and those in poorer socio-economic groups are more likely to suffer the bigger impacts.

Click below to listen. A transcript is also available.

Members' webinar

This special webinar: 'A bruised mind, coercive control and women’s mental health' took place on 8 March.

The free webinar featured:

  • Professor Jane Monckton-Smith, a Professor of Public Protection at the University of Gloucestershire.  internationally renowned for her research into homicide, coercive control and stalking
  • Dr Philippa Greenfield, a consultant general adult psychiatrist with expertise in domestic violence and abuse
  • Audience Q&A.

Video

Dr Helen Pinto is an addictions psychiatrist and environmental activist from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and Taking Action Together.

In this interview, we spoke to her about how climate change events make women more vulnerable and open to harassment and abuse. She also talks about the remarkable women who are actively seeking to change these inequalities.