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WHO: Differentiating Sex and Gender in Data Collection

The article featured in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), argues that clearly differentiating between the terms “sex” and “gender” is critical for accurately tracking progress on global health initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality. Sex generally refers to biological characteristics, while gender refers to socially constructed roles and norms, though both can exist […]

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The Digital-Gender-Gap Policy Brief

This policy brief highlights the persistent digital gender gap, particularly prevalent in low-to-middle-income countries. In this brief, you will learn how women’s limited access to mobile phones and internet exacerbates health inequities. Key issues addressed include low levels of digital skills among women, gender stereotypes, and underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Additionally, the brief […]

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The Life-Course Approach to CRVS: A Crucial Tool to Advance Gender Equality

This report provides an insight on how deficiencies in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems can marginalize women and girls. Through three country case studies, this article demonstrates how under-registration throughout the life course denies legal identity and perpetuates gender inequality.  Additionally, the report finds major registration gaps affecting women across vital events. Delayed […]

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The Disconnect Between Gender-Transformative Language and Action in Global Health

For over two decades, there have been conversations on and commitments to addressing gender inequities in global health. However, these commitments have not brought the necessary change to the structural and systemic drivers of gender inequities. This think piece by Dr. Anju Malhotra, UNU-IIGH, reflects on the reasons and provides three potential action points that […]

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What Works in Gender and Health in the United Nations: Lessons Learned from Cases of Successful Gender Integration across Five UN Agencies

In 2021, the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) worked with five UN agencies that operate under a health mandate to document and analyze what has worked institutionally and programmatically to promote gender equality in health over the last 25 years. Through a collaborative practice-based learning approach, the project studied 14 cases […]

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Knowledge Brief on Gender and CRVS: Making the Invisible, Visible

This 2019 brief is the first in a series providing an overview of how strong CRVS systems can empower women and girls. The Knowledge Brief Series, produced by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems in partnership with Open Data Watch, aims to inform the evidence base that can help drive the institutional and societal […]

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