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Women's empowerment and gender equality: essential goals for saving women's lives, 2008





This information sheet has been developed to examine the intersection between two Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Half-way to 2015, progress towards MDG 3 - Promote gender equality and empower women - and MDG 5 - Improve maternal health - and the many links between both MDGs are presented in a concise four-page document.








Integrating gender into the curricula for health professionals: a meeting report, 2007

In view of the importance of integrating gender considerations into the curricula for health profes¬sionals to ensure that these are addressed in health policies and programmes, GWH convened a consultation on this subject in December 2006.

Based upon reviews, case-studies and discussions at the meeting, and their own experiences, participants came up with basic lists of core gender competencies for physicians and public health professionals. They also made recommendations for steps to be taken by policy-makers and medi¬cal educators in order to move the agenda forward.

This report summarizes the discussion and final recommendations from the meeting.



Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counselling: A meeting report, 2007

This meeting report is an outcome of a consultation held in 2006 on how HIV testing and counselling programmes can take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women. The report describes how fear of violence and/or violence affects the uptake of HIV testing and counselling programmes and disclosure of HIV status. It highlights programmes that have addressed violence against women in HIV testing and counselling including through training of counsellors, couple counselling, and addressing HIV/AIDS in services for women experiencing intimate partner violence. The report summarizes recommendations made by meeting participants to address violence as a barrier to women:

a) accessing HIV testing and counselling;

b) disclosing their HIV status

c) implementing strategies to protect themselves from HIV; and

d) addressing the post-test support needs of women in violent relationships.


Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: Evidence from programme interventions, 2007

This review assessed the effectiveness of programmes seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. The review analysed data from 58 evaluation studies of interventions with men and boys in sexual and reproductive health, including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; fatherhood; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and gender socialization. Interventions were rated on their gender approach as being gender-neutral, gender-sensitive or gender-transformative.

Programmes were also rated on overall effectiveness, which included evaluation design and level of impact. Combining these two criteria, programmes were rated as effective, promising or unclear.

:: French version [pdf 1.42Mb]

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Resumo do relatório 'So What ?' uma análise --uma análise sobre se integrar um enfoque de gênero aos programas produz diferença nos resultados, 2007

Esta publicação é um resumo do relatório detalhado The 'So What ?' Report: A Look at Whether Integrating a Gender Focus Into Programmes Makes a Difference to Outcomes (Relatório‘So What?’: Uma análise sobre se integrar um enfoque de gênero aos programas produz diferença nos resultados”,

Esta publicação foi produzida pelo Escritório de Referência Populacional para o Grupo de Trabalho Interinstitucional de Gênero (IGWG), uma rede que compreende organizações não-governamentais (ONGs), organismos de cooperação (OC) e o Escritório para Saúde Global da USAID.

Este resumo destinase a apresentar aos formuladores de políticas e gerentes de programas uma imagem clara e acessível do que ocorre quando as questões de gênero são integradas a programas de saúde reprodutiva.


Clinical management of rape survivors: Developing protocols for use with refugees and internally displaced persons, 2007 (Revised edition)--Arabic version

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.

The first version was field-tested at several sites. Feedback from these field-tests has been included in the current revised version. This publication is the result of collaboration between the International Committee of the Red Cross (Health Unit); the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Technical Support Unit); the United Nations Population Fund (Humanitarian Response Unit); and the World Health Organization (Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Department of Injury and Violence Prevention, and Department of Gender and Women's Health).

English version

French version

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