Resources for Gender Equity

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gender Integration for Health Managers

The 2011 manual is a user-friendly guide aimed to raise awareness and develop skills on gender analysis and gender responsive planning in health sector activities. The manual is conceptually structured to move from awareness to action to reduce gender-based inequities in health. The manual is currently being updated in 2022.  Core WHO gender analysis tools […]

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Thailand Gender and Health Equity Assessment

This is a Gender and Health Assessment of Thailand, using available data and proxy data from WHO to measure gender equality. The authors used data and infographics to answer four key questions:  Based on data, the authors concluded that forward-looking policies, if effectively implemented through suitable institutional mechanisms and adequate capacity, support the mainstreaming of […]

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