Gender-based analysis

Gender-based analysis

A summary of the 'So What?' report: a look at whether intergrating a gender focus into programs makes a difference to outcomes

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World Health Organization and Interagency Gender Working Group
Publication Date: 
July, 2005
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Argues that taking a gender-based approach to policy and programming has a positive effect on health, particularly on reproductive health outcomes. Evaluates some of the programmes that use such an approach.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender mainstreaming in priority health programs: the case of the diabetes mellitus prevention and control program in Mexico

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English
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Aurora del Río Zolezzi
Yuriria A. Rodríguez Martínez
Cecilia Robledo Vera
Irma Blas Rodríguez
Publisher: 
Pan American Health Organization and the Ministry of Health’s Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Mexico

Describes a gender mainstreaming program that won the PAHO 2008 Competition for Best Practices that Incorporate a Gender Equality Perspective in Health.

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2009 Spring report of the Auditor General of Canada - chapter 1: gender-based analysis

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Rapport de la vérificatrice générale du Canada - chapitre 1 : l’analyse comparative entre les sexes, 2009
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Sheila Fraser
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on the Auditor-General’s examination of seven federal government departments whose responsibilities can affect men and women differently. Details the findings that several departments lag behind, and two completely fail to implement GBA. Also describes the history of how GBA policy came to be developed with the federal government’s stated commitment to GBA in 1995.

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ISBN 978-1-100-12460-5
ISSN 1701-5413

Gender sensitivity and gender-based analysis in women’s health development: historical outlines and case studies of best practice

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English
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Dr Jamileh Abu-Duhou
Dr Yuan Liping
Dr Lenore Manderson
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Kobe, Japan

Provides an historical perspective on the development of GBA and case studies on GBA policy development and programme implementation, and assessments of tools used to evaluate the efficacy of these GBA programmes. Also analyzes the relationship between gen­der, poverty and health.

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Women’s health in Canada: critical theory, policy and practice

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English
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Paper
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Marina Morrow
Olena Hankivsky
Colleen Varcoe (Eds.)
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University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A resource for teaching and understanding women’s health in Canada. Brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women’s studies, and psychology.

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Cloth ISBN 978-0-8020-3939-2

Thinking about gender and wait times

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Beth Jackson
Ann Pederson
Madeline Boscoe
Edition: 
Network, 9 (1/2): 13- 14
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Discusses the work of Women and Health Care Reform in applying a gender-based analysis to the issue of wait times in the Canadian health care system.

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Elementos para Elaborar un Perfil de Género y Salud

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Guidelines for Developing a Population Based Gender and Health Profile
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Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
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Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

Esta guía describe cómo elaborar y presentar un perfil de género para la formulación de políticas y la planificación sanitarias. El objetivo es usar los datos, la bibliografía pertinente y un análisis de género para mejorar la salud, los factores determinantes de la salud y el desempeño del sistema de salud.

Describes the information needed and the steps to take to present a profile of specific-or several-health -related issues, using a gender-based analysis. Follows the methods described in the 'Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making'. Statistical information forms the basis for a gender analysis, which sensitizes planners and policy makers to health inequalities that are avoidable and unfair, and contributes to developing better programs and policies.

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Elementos para un Análisis de Género en las Estadísticas de Salud para la Toma de Decisiones

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Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making
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Paper
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Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
Publisher: 
Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

El análisis de género es una política de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. En esta línea, la Oficina de Género, Etnicidad y Salud promueve la toma de decisiones con base en información, y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades nacionales para generar, analizar y utilizar eficazmente los indicadores de salud, desde una perspectiva de género y de diversidad.

Presents the basic elements for developing a gender-based analysis using health statistics, and includes some case studies based on data derived from Belize. Highlights the importance of using data disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic level, ethnic group, sexual orientation, geographic area, and other factors, in specific contexts, and whenever possible.

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Guidelines for developing a population based gender and health profile

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English
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Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
Publisher: 
Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

Describes the information needed and the steps to take to present a profile of specific-or several-health -related issues, using a gender-based analysis. Follows the methods described in the 'Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making'. Statistical information forms the basis for a gender analysis, which sensitizes planners and policy makers to health inequalities that are avoidable and unfair, and contributes to developing better programs and policies.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Guidelines for gender based analysis of health data for decision making

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Resource Language: 
English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
Publisher: 
Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

Presents the basic elements for developing a gender-based analysis using health statistics, and includes some case studies based on data derived from Belize. Highlights the importance of using data disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic level, ethnic group, sexual orientation, geographic area, and other factors, in specific contexts, and whenever possible.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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