Gender, women and health

Gender, equity and human rights at the core of the health response


1 May 2012 -- As part of the current reform process, the World Health Organization has launched a new approach to promote and facilitate the institutional mainstreaming of gender, equity and human rights, building upon the progress that has already been made on these areas at all three levels of the Organization.

Strengthening capacity to address harmful health effects of gender

Over the past five years, WHO's Gender, Women and Health Network has been piloting and developing practical capacity building materials to assist in the progressive mainstreaming of gender considerations in health sector activities. The Gender Mainstreaming Manual for Health Managers: a practical approach serves as the core capacity building manual, with a range of tools available to support national teams to identify and address gender and health inequities. Tools and strategies fit within the overall framework of the WHO Gender Strategy.


Gender, Equity and Human Rights