Gender, equity and human rights

Gender analysis in health: A review of selected tools

WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health

Publication details

Number of pages: 83
Languages: English
Publication date: January 2003
ISBN: 92 4 159040 8



This review provides guidance on how to assess whether: policies, programmes or research initiatives take into account differences between women and men in terms of roles and responsibilities, access to resources and decision-making power; and what to do to not exacerbate gender-based inequalities. This critical review examines the content of 17 widely used gender tools and their usefulness for gender analysis in health. The review is an invaluable resource for those working on gender and health.