Gender Basics

Seminar Recording: Why Gender Data Matters in Public Health

This seminar first aired live January 28th, 2022.  Speakers:  Gender norms and stereotypes affect not only our health needs, exposure to health risks, and health-seeking behavior, but are also inextricably linked to health systems affecting how healthcare is delivered, the quality of care provided, who has access to it, how it is financed, as well […]

Read More

How Gender Norms, Roles, and Relations affect Population Health

Gender norms are the ideas about how males, females and people of other genders should act in a particular culture according to custom. Gender roles are the learned behaviors considered to be appropriate to our sex and gender, as determined by prevailing cultural norms. Gender relations intersect with other influences on social relations – age, […]

Read More

Seminar Recording: Key Ingredients for Driving Gender Equity in Health Data

This seminar first aired live on February 25, 2022. Moderator: Dr. Michelle Kaufman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   Speakers:  Dr. Johanna Riha, Research Fellow in Gender and Health Hub, UNU-IIGH, Malaysia  Dr. Purna Sen, Visiting Professor, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University  Dr. Rohini Prabha Pande, Senior Health Specialist, World […]

Read More

Planning for Gender Integration in Health Data

Integrating gender into global health data might seem simple at face value. Yet doing this work in a silo can create unexpected challenges to full integration of gender equity into health data systems.   We can look to other global development fields to learn what has worked, starting with the United Nations.  The 5 key ingredients […]

Read More

Introduction to Gender Responsive Assessment and Gender Levels

Gender, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), comprises the socially constructed characteristics of women, men, girls, and boys, including norms, behaviors, and associated roles with being a woman, man, girl or boy and interactions with each other.  Gender can change over time and varies from place to place and in fact, in many countries […]

Read More

Key Concepts and Definitions related to Sex and Gender

Note from the Gender Equity UnitOur work is deeply motivated by a commitment to women and girls, in light of longstanding systemic discrimination and barriers which continue to affect their full participation and access to opportunity. We also combat discrimination and harmful gender norms that affect people of all genders: women and girls– including transgender […]

Read More