Resources for Gender Equity

COVID-19, nutrition, and gender: An evidence-informed approach to gender-responsive policies and programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate and distressing effect on women and girls who have been affected across several social, economic, health and nutrition outcomes. Additionally, COVID-19 has exposed pre-existing and underlying gender inequities, which were further worsened by COVID-19 containment measures.  In this study, authors conducted a theoretical gender analysis, a targeted review […]

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D4H Gender Chat Summary: The Meaning of Gender Integration in Health Data

November 21st, 2022 Key Points Discussed Definitions Action Item: We can collect sex data at birth, then supplement/modify to gender data as data is collected over the life course (marriage/divorce registries, death registries, household data, etc.) Words that mean gender in different languages Challenges to Integrating Gender into Data Collection Systems Resources shared Measuring Sex, […]

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D4H Gender Chat Summary: Improving Capture of Gender-Based Violence in Death Registries, MCCOD, and Verbal Autopsies, Part 1

Gender-based violence (GBV) refers to harmful acts directed at an individual or a group of individuals based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. The term is primarily used to underscore the fact that structural, gender-based power differentials place women and girls at risk for multiple […]

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Communicating Gender Data to Deliver Impactful Messages

Gender statistics are increasingly becoming a mainstream part of National Statistical Systems. Integrating a gender perspective into statistics and collecting the facts and delivering them to policy makers and the public are essential for leaving no one behind. The purpose of this brief is to share details of a workshop on communicating gender statistics co-hosted […]

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Gender and Power Metrics Database

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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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