Gender, equity and human rights

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Featured here are examples of how WHO works to incorporate gender, equity and human rights into programmes and policies. Consult this page regularly for updates.

Women on the move

A global paradox is emerging in which care workers - who are largely migrant women, often working in informal home settings - make a considerable contribution to public health in many countries but are themselves exposed to health risks, face barriers to accessing care, and enjoy few labour and social protections. WHO has produced a report to shed light on a particular population group that both provides care as well as needs it to maintain their own health and well-being.

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