Resources for taking a gender-responsive approach to improving health outcomes
Alongside other social constructs, gender plays a key role in determining health and well-being across the lifecourse. Being fully ‘gender-transformative’ therefore requires that organisations recognise and address the root causes of gender-based health inequities.
The following resources from the global literature offer guidance on implementing gender-responsive health interventions, including in response to COVID-19. GH5050 has not verified the accuracy of information in these links, but we list them as a source of further information:
WHO - Gender Responsive Assessment Scale - Criteria for assessing the gender-responsiveness of programmes and policies
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - Global Burden of Disease tool - Database of causes of deaths and DALYs globally including by population
Sida - Gender Analysis - Principles & Elements - Guidance for conducting gender analysis
Engender Health - Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including Family Planning - why using a gender lens matters - Guide for designing and implementing gender-responsive programs
Inclusive Data Charter commits signatories to strengthen data disaggregation and publishes action plans of signatory countries and organisations to meet their commitments.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Gender Equality Toolbox - A Gender Lens on our COVID-19 Response - Recommendations for making gender-responsive investments in the pandemic response
WHO - Gender and COVID-19 Advocacy Brief - Guidance for countries and global actors on gender-responsive interventions to address the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19
The Sex, Gender and COVID-19 Project Sex Disaggregated Data Tracker - Database mapping the gender disparities in COVID-19 health outcomes in over 180 countries
WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan - Strategy for national and international public health measures to prepare for and respond to COVID-19