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Women and health: mainstreaming the gender perspective into the health sector
This is a report of an expert group meeting on "Women and Health - Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective into the Health Sector" held from September 28 to October 2, 1999 in Tunis, Tunisia. The expert group developed a framework for a gender sensitive health policy which is a useful tool for mainstreaming. The framework can also assist in collecting information disaggregated by sex, setting targets, involving a variety of actors or stakeholders, defining their roles and responsibilities, suggesting how to allocate resources and providing guidelines for monitoring. Since efforts have increased in recent years to consider health in the framework of human rights, the expert group meeting emphasized placing respect for women's human rights at the centre of such a framework. When health is considered a human right, and not merely a social good, rights and responsibilities need to be defined accordingly. A neglect of women's health issues, in particular certain aspects of sexual and reproductive health, in the legislative and regulatory frameworks of countries, have been recognized as part of a systematic discrimination against women. The framework should ensure that steps are taken to include women's full enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as stated in Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), and to implement article 12 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women which refers specifically to women's access to health care and family planning. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes: a review paper
Examines the ways in which gender influences women’s and men’s vulnerability in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women and men in Europe and North America
Demonstrates the usefulness of statistics broken down by gender. Examines the influences of power, health, education, violence and crime, incomes and wages, child care, gainful employment and more.
Published: 1995
Gender and its relationship to other determinants of health
Explores the relationship between gender and other determinants of health, particularly income. Prepared for the Gender & Health: From Research to Policy: The Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4-5, 1997.
Published: 1997
Critical to care: women and ancillary work in health care
Examines the gendered nature of ancillary work, as well as its importance in the provision of quality health care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Feminist organizing for change: the contemporary women's movement in Canada
Documents and analyses the struggle of the contemporary Canadian women's movement to make change. Provides a detailed history of the 'second wave' (post 1960); it makes a primary distinction between grass-roots and institutionalized feminism, and by emphasizing the former, the authors reveal a part of feminist organizing that has most often been invisible. This historical and theoretical grounding provides the basis of the authors focus on the practices, ideology, organizations, and strategies of the movement itself. The book includes an extensive bibliography and a selection of previously unpublished documents on the Canadian women's movement.
Published: 1988
Gender, health, and sustainable development: an African perspective
Presents the proceedings of a workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, 5-8 October 1993. An examination of several themes such as: AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Gender; Tropical Diseases and Gender; Environmental Stress, Production Actvities, Health and Gender; Social Issues, Gender and Health are discussed. This also includes Working Group Discussions and Related Topics and initiatives informally presented at the workshop.
Published: 1994
Made to measure: designing research, policy and action approaches to eliminate gender inequity: national symposium proceedings
Proceedings of the National Symposium "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity" held at the Westin Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 3-6, 1999.
Published: 1999
Gender and monitoring the response to HIV/AIDS pandemic
Examines statistics on prevalence and incidence that indicate that the pandemic has increasingly affected women during the past decade. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Inclusive social policy development: ideas for practitioners
Looks at ways to help make organizations more inclusive of diversity considerations. (See Details)
Published: 1997