Gender and development

Gender and development

WHO ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies

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World Health Organization
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January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

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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Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions

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Translated Title: 
Inclure des hommes et des garçons dans la lutte contre les inégalités de genre en matière de santé
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Gary Barker
Christine Ricardo
Marcos Nascimento
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This review assesses the effectiveness of programme interventions seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. Research with men and boys has shown how inequitable gender norms - social expectations of what men and boys should and should not do - influence how men interact with their partners, families and children on a wide range of issues. These include preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive use, physical violence, household tasks, parenting and their health-seeking behaviour.

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ISBN 9789241595490

Women, ageing and health: a framework for action

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This framework for action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well-being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

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ISBN 9789241563529

Gender, health and malaria

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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June 2007

Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A thorough understanding of the gender-related dynamics of treatment-seeking behaviour, as well as of decision-making, resource allocation and financial authority within households is key to ensuring effective malaria control programmes. This information sheet presents evidence about sex, gender and malaria and points out research gaps as well as policy implications.

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Overview of activities: department of gender, women and health

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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2008
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Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) aims to end gender-based inequities in health for women, girls, men and boys. This document provides an overview of the department's strategy, products and services to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across WHO programmes and management functions, to support WHO Member States in mainstreaming gender in national health policies and programmes and to raise public awareness of the contribution of gender equality to optimal health.

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Prairie Women's Health Centre: knowledge sharing in Tasmania

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Harpa Isfeld
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
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2010
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Winnipeg, MB

Upon returning from Tasmania, the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) is excited about sharing successes with our international sister centres at the 6th Australian Women's Health Conference, held May 18-21 2010 in Hobart Tasmania. There, our delegates enjoyed an exciting opportunity to share recent work in gender and health planning.  This presentation (PowerPoint) recounted the process, methods, and content developed by the Centre for the delivery of workshops on gender-based analysis to regional health authority staff throughout Manitoba and in parts of Saskatchewan. Successes and challenges in workshop design and delivery were highlighted, including benefits and pitfalls in utilizing health indicator data to illustrate the relevance of gender for health planning.

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The gender and disaster sourcebook

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Cheryl L Anderson
Madhavi Malalgoda Ariyabandu
Sarah Bradshaw
Elaine Einarson
Maureen Fordham
Rowena Hay
Stuart Katwikirize
Nuray Karanci
Lourdes Meyreles
Mary Hope Schwoebel
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Gender and Disaster Network
Publication Date: 
2005

Provides international resources on the gender dimensions of disaster risk management, designed for policy makers, practitioners and researchers.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender and Disaster Network

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research

Forms an educational project initiated by women and men interested in gender relations in disaster contexts. Documents and analyzes women's and men's experiences before, during, and after disaster, situating gender relations in broad political, economic, historical, and cultural context. Builds and sustains an active international community of scholars and activists.

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Manual for evaluating quality of care from a gender perspective

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International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region
Publication Date: 
2000
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New York, NY

Aims to operationalize concepts of quality of care, gender equity and sexual and reproductive rights.

Gender inequality and poverty: trends, linkages, analysis and policy implications

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Sally Baden
Kirsty Milward
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BRIDGE development-gender
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Brighton, UK

Provides a detailed analysis of poverty trends, poverty measurement, and the relevance of households and labour markets for gender and poverty issues.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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