Gender, women and health

Capacity Building Tools

Training materials on gender and health: WHO Gender Mainstreaming Manual

The cornerstone of WHO's approach to gender learning is the manual Gender mainstreaming for health managers: a practical approach, most often used in a participatory, action-oriented 3 to 4 day workshop.

The Manual enables hands-on applications of concepts and methods in gender analysis and gender-responsive programming. It adopts a modular, practical approach and addresses public health managers in international, national or community-based institutions. Three consecutive, core modules guide participants and facilitators alike through a process of awareness raising, skills building in gender analysis and ways to take action on gender-based health inequities. The modules introduce 6 WHO gender analysis tools.

The Manual consists of a Facilitators' Guide, with step-by-step instructions for running a workshop, and Participant Notes that serve as a resource for workshop participation. See details of each component, with additional tips and documents for downloading here: