World Health Organization: The Department of Gender, Women and Health

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The World Health Organization's Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) brings attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equity. The main focus of GWH is to promote the inclusion of gender perspectives in the work of the WHO by collaborating with other departments and, regional and country offices. It aims to increase knowledge of gender issues by conducting research, training and advocacy on how socio-cultural factors and discrimination affect health.