Gender, women and health

Capacity Building Tools

Uses of the WHO Gender Mainstreaming Manual

The Manual can be used to:

  • Raise awareness among health stakeholders of the importance of addressing gender as a determinant of health.
  • Strengthen national networks, individual and team capacities to conduct gender analysis and develop sound health sector responses.
  • Assess, revise and/or develop health policies or programmes.
  • Bring together regional or national gender, human rights and health actors to generate regional, national or sub-national dialogue to reduce gender-based health inequities.
  • Garner political commitment for addressing gender in health sector activities and establish plans of action.
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