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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 need for feminist intersectionality in digital health

In this article, you will find information on the importance of incorporating a feminist approach into digital health. The authors disclose that while women frequently use digital health tools, women from marginalized areas, including those from low socioeconomic status or ethnic minorities, are often underrepresented. Furthermore, you will find information and interesting discussions on the […]

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Gender Equality Indicators: What, Why and How? 

Learn how gender indicators measure changes in gender gaps and women’s empowerment over time. Gender indicators can improve planning, programming, and accountability, as well as raise awareness. However, what gets measured depends on who defines the indicators. Local participation, adaptation to context, qualitative and quantitative data, and attention to implementation gaps are important for developing […]

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Gender Responsive Policy Analysis

In this policy brief you will find information on what gender analysis is, why it matters, who should conduct it, when it should be done, and how to carry it out. It examines differences among genders in needs, roles, access to resources and power, priorities, and involvement in societal structures. This article gives guidance on using sex-disaggregated […]

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A Global Call to Action for Gender-Inclusive Data Collection and Use

This policy brief shows the need for more inclusive gender data collection in global health and development programs. In this brief, you will find information on how current binary male-female data metrics render transgender and gender diverse people invisible and how this exclusion propagates harmful discrimination and health disparities.  The brief provides insight on practices […]

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