Gender and development

Gender and development

Resisting womanhood

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Underwood Scharff
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article outlines the authors personal narrative, follows her adolescent development, gender journey, fear of sexuality, experiences with amenorrhea, body image and coming into feminism. 

Food sovereignty: power, gender, and the right to food

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rajeev C. Patel
Edition: 
Volume 9, Number 6
Publisher: 
PLOS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2012

Argues that gender is key to food insecurity and malnourishment because women and girls are disproportionately disempowered through current processes and politics of food's production, consumption, and distribution.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women Thrive Worldwide

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All women
Low income women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Formerly the Women's Edge Coalition, Women Thrive Worldwide is a non-profit organization that shapes U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of povertyFounded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. They focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women, and bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that empowering women is not only right, it’s also the key to ending global poverty.

Primary Telephone: 
202.884.8396
Email Address: 
thrive@womenthrive.org
Fax Number: 
202.884.8366
Street Address: 
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 600
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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Email Address: 
igwg@prb.org

Gender and health eToolkit

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English
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Online
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The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), the K4Health Project and the U.S. Agency for International Development

Provides practical, "how-to" methodologies and tools on gender that are designed to move health practitioners and managers from awareness and commitment to direct application and practice in policy and program design, implementation, research, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. This is a companion site to the IGWG website ( http://www.igwg.org/ ) which has become a premier site for gender and reproductive health information, publications, and networking. The eToolkit broadens the set of resources available to USAID staff, contractors, gender experts, and other public health specialists and service providers. It provides access to hundreds of tools, to other gender toolkits and databases, and to prominent gender and health websites throughout the world. The eToolkit will be updated continuously to include new, relevant tools as they become available. Offline copies of the toolkit on CD or flash drive are available upon request.

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World development report 2012: gender equality and development

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English
Translated Title: 
Rapport sur le développement abrégé 2012 : égalité des genres et développement
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Paper
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. Also argues that greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative.

Focuses on four priority areas for policy going forward: (i) reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain, (ii) improving access to economic opportunities for women (iii) increasing women's voice and agency in the household and in society and (iv) limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations.

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ISSN: 0163-5085
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8810-5
eISBN: 978-0-8213-8812-9
DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-8810-5
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8825-9 (hardcover)
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 458 pages

"En-gendering" the millenium development goals on health

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This document identifies areas where gender considerations may have a bearing on work towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8). The MDGs acknowledge that gender can have a major impact on development, helping to promote it in some cases while seriously retarding it in others. MDG number 3 is, in fact, specifically about gender equality (and women's empowerment), calling for an end to disparities between boys and girls at all levels of education.

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Sexual violence in conflict settings and the risk of HIV: information sheet

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English
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
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Information Bulletin Series, Number 2
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2004

In conflict situations, women and girls are at greatly increased risk of physical and sexual violence. This information sheet presents where and how violence against women and HIV/AIDS intersect in conflict settings and the opportunities to address violence against women and HIV/AIDS in conflict settings.

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Intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS: informaiton sheet

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English
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2004

The high rates of HIV infection in women have brought into sharp focus the problem of violence against women. This information bulletin presents evidence on how intimate partner violence increases girls' and women's risk of HIV infection and undermines AIDS control efforts. It also points out opportunities and multi-sectoral approaches to address intimate partner violence in HIV/AIDS programming.

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Ensuring equitable access to antiretroviral treatment for women

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English
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2004

This policy statement identifies actions needed to address the gender dimensions of equity in access to antiretrovial therapy (ART). Gender-based inequalities often affect women's ability to access ART services and put women and girls at increased risk of acquiring HIV. To adequately address gender issues in the scale up of ART, action is required in four areas: 1. development of a supportive policy environment; 2. strengthening health systems to make them more responsive to the specific needs of women and men; 3. promotion of programmes that overcome obstacles to equitable access; Development of benchmarks and indicators to measure progress.

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