On Monday 4th March, as part of Lepra’s centenary year and the University of Essex’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Lepra and the University of Essex held a joint event at the University’s STEM Centre.

Celebrated around the world, International Women’s Day recognises women’s achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

Lepra is a UK based charity working with people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis to overcome these diseases in India and Bangladesh. Lepra hope that by sharing stories from women affected by leprosy, and from those involved in research, treatment and in communities, that you will be inspired to understand more about this neglected disease.

If you missed the event, the live recording and images from the event are now available below.