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The gender guide for health communication programs

Encourages the incorporation of gender-based roles and responsibilities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health communication programs.

Published: 2003
Educating girls: gender gaps and gains

Presented as a wallchart. Identifies countries having a gender gap in education in 1995, based on the difference between male and female primary and secondary gross enrollment rates.

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Published: 1998
Men's involvement in gender and development policy and practice: beyond rhetoric

Presents the papers of contributors at a seminar entitled "Beyond Rhetoric: Male Involvement in Gender and Development Policy and Pracitce," which was held at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK, from 9 to 10 June 2000. These papers explore ways in which development organisations have addressed gender and development in the past, the problems that they have faced, and possible ways of working which will take account of the concerns related to gender and development. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Gender indicators for follow-up and evaluation of the regional programme of action for the women of Latin America and the Caribb

Provides a set of indicators devised on the basis of the measures recommended to Governments in the Beijing Platform for Action, the Regional Programme of Action for the Women of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995-2001, and the Plan of Action of the Second Summit of the Americas.

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Published: 1999
Emerging issues in gender and development: an overview
Provides and overview of the emerging issues in gender and development policy, practice, and theory. Examines sector-wide approaches using a gender-based analysis. Discusses themes of poverty, globalization, knowledge management, information and communications technologies, conflict and emergencies, the environment, human rights, good governance, violence against women, men and masculinities, and HIV/AIDS. It also addresses health, education, agriculture, and private sectors. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Gender inequality and poverty: trends, linkages, analysis and policy implications
Provides a detailed analysis of poverty trends, poverty measurement, and the relevance of households and labour markets for gender and poverty issues. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Manual for evaluating quality of care from a gender perspective
Aims to operationalize concepts of quality of care, gender equity and sexual and reproductive rights. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The gender and disaster sourcebook
Provides international resources on the gender dimensions of disaster risk management, designed for policy makers, practitioners and researchers. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women's economic agenda in the 21st century. Occasional paper series on gender, trade and development
Explores why the women's movement is shifting from advocacy that is solely targeting the UN towards an increased focus on international institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.
Published: 2001
WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies

Sexual violence in humanitarian emergencies, such as armed conflict and natural disasters, is a serious public health and human rights issue. Yet, the prevalence of sexual violence is underreported almost everywhere in the world, and ethical and safety guidelines specific to the particular issues that arise during collection of information about sexual violence in emergencies are lacking. The ethical and safety guidelines (or recommendations) in this document are meant to complement existing internationally-agreed ethical guidelines for research and to inform ethics review processes. Failure to consider ethical and safety issues can result in harm to the physical, psychological and social well-being of those who participate and can even put lives at risk.

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Published: January 2007