Gender equity

Gender equity

Country experiences with monitoring health policies with a gender perspective: experience in Canada

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English
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Pan American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Highlights Canada’s approach and progress in addressing gender inequalities in health policies.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MSD20/4

Center for Health and Gender Equity

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

Forms an international reproductive health and rights organization that seeks to ensure that the operational policies and practices of international institutions promote informed choices in the delivery of reproductive health technologies, including contraceptive methods, are based on gender-sensitive approaches to the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases, address gender-based violence and coercion as a key factor in high rates of reproductive morbidity and mortality, and as a violation of women's fundamental human rights, promote the development of equitable health systems through health sector reforms that are responsive to reproductive and sexual rights concerns. Analyzes key operational policies and the involvement of U.S.-supported donor institutions within focus countries conducting field research and demonstration projects to fill critical gaps in information. Develops conceptual frameworks to change the discourse within and across issue areas. Analyzes program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Advocates for changes in budgets and priorities, and in the legal and policy framework of U.S. international assistance.

Primary Telephone: 
(301) 270-1182
Email Address: 
change@genderhealth.org
Fax Number: 
(301) 270-2052
Street Address: 
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 910
City: 
Takoma Park
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20912

Canada and the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): an o

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English
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Online
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides some basic information on Canada's commitment to gender equality, domestic human rights legislation, CEDAW and its Optional Protocol, as well as other UN human rights mechanisms.

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ISBN 0662320506
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Issued also in French under title: Le Canada et le Protocole facultatif à la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes (CEDAW).

Canada's failure to act: women's inequality deepens

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Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses Canada’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Details that the Government of Canada's cut to social programs have exacerbated women's poverty and further decreased their quality of life. Recommends that the government take action on a whole series of issues, ranging from maternity benefits and childcare, to socially assisted housing, funding for crises centres and women's shelters and proactive measures to increase women's participation in the political process.

IGWG

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Policy development

Forms a network comprising non-governmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Raises awareness and commmitment to synergies between gender equity and reproductive health/HIV outcomes. Collects empirical data and identifies best practices on gender issues and the interface with reproductive health/HIV. Develops operational tools for the integration of gender approaches into population, health and nutrition programming. Maintains a listserv.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 712-0662
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
Igwg@prb.org
Fax Number: 
(202) 216-3524
Street Address: 
Bureau for Global Health USAID Ronald Reagan Building
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20523-1000

Gender equity: an international perspective

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Author: 
Alison Mathie
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the progress of the gender equity agenda internationally as reflected in the data routinely collected at national and international levels. Traces the evolution of the gender equity agenda, and the complementary trends in programming and policy advocacy at local, national and international levels. Examines gender equity in the light of political trends and economic restructuring.

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MCEWH GEND.M37 1999

Gender equity in the genuine progress index

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ronald Colman
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Discusses policy implications for gender equality of valuing unpaid work.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
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Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999." // Includes bibliographical references.

Organizational approaches to building gender equity

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ricky Stuart
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Presents new concepts and strategies currently being applied in a number of organizations to build gender equity.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
Notes: 
Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999." // Includes bibliographical references.

The social determinants of health: equity across the lifespan

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Agnieszka Kosny
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines the social determinants of health and what they mean specifically to the health of women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
Notes: 
Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999." // Includes bibliographical references.

Social justice and women's health: a Canadian perspective

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Olena Hankivsky
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Explores gender disparities in health status and interactions with the health care system.

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MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
Notes: 
Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999." // Includes bibliographical references.
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