Gender-based analysis

Gender-based analysis

A summary of the "so what?" report: a look at whether integrating a gender focus into programmes makes a difference to outcomes

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Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2005
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Washington, DC

This summary of the full 'So what' report of 2004 provides policy-makers and programme mangers with four recommendations as to how to integrate gender concerns into reproductive health programmes. It highlights interventions that have had a positive impact on reproductive health outcomes, whether by exploiting, accommodating or transforming gender inequities, in four categories: maternal morbidity and mortality, unintended pregnancy, STIs/HIV/AIDS and quality of care.

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Gender, health and alcohol use

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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September 2005
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Geneva, Switzerland

Globally, alcohol has nearly the same disease burden as tobacco. Alcohol use and drinking patterns differ significantly between men and women, and the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use is higher in males compared to females. Yet, treatment programmes tend to be focused on men and sometimes overlook the needs of women with alcohol use disorders. This information sheet presents evidence about sex, gender and alcohol use and points out research gaps as well as policy implications.

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Sifting the evidence: gender and tobacco control

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Lorraine Greaves
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World Health Organization
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January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This review provides a global overview of the historical and contemporary uses and impacts of medico-legal evidence in cases of sexual assault of adolescents and adults. It examines the existing peer-reviewed scholarly and grey literature from high-, low- and middle-income regions, presents findings from studies that have evaluated the legal impact of medico-legal evidence in sexual assault cases and discusses factors that may create barriers to the successful use of evidence in criminal justice proceedings. The review concludes with a summary, identifies salient knowledge gaps and unpublished materials

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Integrating gender into the curriculum for health professionals

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This report summarizes the discussions at a meeting that the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) convened in December 2006 about integrating gender into the curricula for health professionals to ensure that these considerations are addressed in health policies and programmes. The document provides lists of core gender competencies for physicians and public health professionals and recommendations for policy-makers and medical educators to move the agenda forward.

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Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions

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Inclure des hommes et des garçons dans la lutte contre les inégalités de genre en matière de santé
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Gary Barker
Christine Ricardo
Marcos Nascimento
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This review assesses the effectiveness of programme interventions seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. Research with men and boys has shown how inequitable gender norms - social expectations of what men and boys should and should not do - influence how men interact with their partners, families and children on a wide range of issues. These include preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive use, physical violence, household tasks, parenting and their health-seeking behaviour.

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Women, ageing and health: a framework for action

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This framework for action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well-being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

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Overview of activities: department of gender, women and health

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2008
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Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) aims to end gender-based inequities in health for women, girls, men and boys. This document provides an overview of the department's strategy, products and services to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across WHO programmes and management functions, to support WHO Member States in mainstreaming gender in national health policies and programmes and to raise public awareness of the contribution of gender equality to optimal health.

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Strategy for integrating gender analysis and actions into the work of WHO

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009
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Geneva, Switzerland

This document presents the World Health Organization's strategy for integrating gender analysis and actions into its work. It also reproduces resolution WHO60.25 which was adopted by the Sixtieth World Health Assembly in May 2007. The strategy elaborates four strategic directions that aim to enhance and expand WHO's capacity to analyse the role of gender and sex in health and to monitor and address systemic and avoidable gender-based inequalities in health, as follows: building WHO capacity for gender analysis and planning; bringing gender into the mainstream of WHO's management; promoting use of sex-disaggregated data and gender analysis; and establishing accountability. It is intended for all WHO managers, technical and administrative staff because gender is a cross-cutting issue

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Gender and tobacco control: a policy brief

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Papier
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This policy brief, aimed at national and international policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations, shows how a gender-sensitive approach can be incorporated into tobacco control policies, making existing instruments such as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more effective.

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ISBN 9789241595773

Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes in the health sector

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009
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Geneva, Switzerland

This tool helps programme managers and health-care providers in the public and private sectors integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programmes they wish to set up, implement and evaluate so they are more responsive to women's needs. It suggests practical actions to address key gender issues in four service delivery areas: 1. HIV testing and counseling; 2. prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; 3. HIV/AIDS treatment and care; 4. home-based care and support for people living with HIV.

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