Gender, women and health

20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 11-15 July 2010

The conference will focus on building bridges between health promotion and sustainable development by: presenting and discussing the state-of-the-art of knowledge and cross-cutting issues in health promotion and sustainable development; showcasing and challenging best practice in health promotion, with focus on sustainability; and initiating strong alliances and partnerships for promoting sound policies and practices that positively impact the health of people, societies and the planet.

During IUHPE, the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health will conduct a skills-building workshop on "Analysing data on women's health with a gender lens".

Gender analysis of health data is the base for understanding health inequities that can disproportionally affect men and women, boys and girls. The workshop objectives are to:

  • introduce basic concepts of gender-based analysis of health surveillance data and data from surveys or other sources to support gender-responsive plan­ning and programming and measuring of progress;
  • build capacity to generate, analyse and effectively use health indicators that recognize and accommodate gender and diversity approaches;
  • share knowledge on gender-sensitive indicators for women's health programming.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to develop and analyse gender-responsive health indicators specific to their work.

The workshop is aimed at programme managers and health-care providers who want to set up, implement and evaluate gender-responsive health programmes and any health professional involved with monitoring, research and training.

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