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Integrating gender and culture in parenting
Presents theoretical and practical ideas for integrating gender and culture into parenting. Examines interventions and activities, and suggests discussion topics that provide children with the skills to become critical consumers and thinkers.
Published: 2002
2000 Good Reasons to March
2000 Good Reasons to March is based on comments gathered during the International Preparatory Meetin of the World March of Women in the Year 2000. During this meeting, held in Montreal, activists and representatives of organizations from the four corners of the earth, present their concerns on issues relating to poverty and violence against women. From India to Cuba, France to Hong Kong, Algeria to Morocco, Rwanda to Croatia, women from all over the world share their views on globalization, redistribution of wealth, recognition of rights and what steps should be taken to ensure a better quality of life for women.
Published: 1998
Defining and measuring gender: a social determinant of health whose time has come  
http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/4/1/11
Explores the independent and combined associations of sex and gender on health. Proposes a model for incorporating gender into epidemiologic analyses. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Gender dimensions of racial discrimination  
http://www.unhchr.ch/pdf/wcargender.pdf
Provides an overview which examines a set of fundamental issues on the intersectionality between gender and racial discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2001
GenderStats  
http://devdata.worldbank.org/genderstats/home.asp
Provides an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators. Offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects, including health, education, political participation, and poverty. (See Details)
Women, gender and health: agreements and actions established at six world conferences in the nineties
Examines agreements and commitments concerning women, gender, health and development as established in the declarations and programs of action of selected conferences. These conferences include: World Summit for Children (1990), UN Conference on Environment and Development (1992), World Conference on Human Rights (1993), International Conference on Population and Development (1994), World Summit for Social Development (1995) and the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995).
Published: 1996
Gender perspectives on health and medicine: key themes
Offers a critique of exclusively biomedical approaches to personal and public health. Also looks at the medicalization of personal and social problems, the commodification of health care, and questions of agency, responsibility and control.
Published: 2003
Connecting gender and ageing: a sociological approach
Challenges the assumption that gender can be treated as static ober the life course, highlighting the differential social effects of ageing on women's and men's roles, relationships and identity.
Published: 1995
The gender and disaster sourcebook  
http://www.gdnonline.org/sourcebook/
Provides international resources on the gender dimensions of disaster risk management, designed for policy makers, practitioners and researchers. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Gender and health: curriculum outlines
Discrimination is rooted deeply in the cultural fabric of society and shapes the construction of the beliefs and attitudes that determine each society's gender divisions. The different ways in which women and men experience the world and the impact they have on each other are fundamental to health and healt-care. It is necessary that health workers should be equipped with the training to carry out a gender-based analysis of health issues and to identify and eliminate the stereotypical attitudes, behaviour and approaches that lead to discrimination. As a contribution to the important goal of achieving equality for women in the field of health, the Commonwealth Secretariat has initiated a programme for the training of health workers in the gender-based analysis, planning and implementation of health interventions. These curriculum outlines define a comprehensive and fully gendered approach to major health areas. They are designed to be adopted as the basis for training health workers, both through distance education and using face-to-face methodologies.
Published: 1999