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PAHO's Gender, Diversity and Human Rights Office (GDR) provides technical collaboration and assistance to PAHO's technical entities, country offices, and Member States to promote gender and ethnic equality and human rights in development and monitoring of health policies and programs. GDR seeks to identify and reduce health status inequalities between women and men of all ethnic groups. GDR thus helps guarantee the right to health, including access to quality health care, participation in decision-making, definition of priorities, and equitable resource allocation.


PAHO Gender, Equality, Policy

This policy reflects PAHO's unwavering commitment to the principles of equity, respect for human rights, and exercise of citizenship. The Policy's content shows PAHO's determination to participate actively in global efforts to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination and expresses the Organization's resolve to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of public health practice in the Americas.

Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy

This five year plan for implementing the Gender Equality Policy aims to guide the Pan American Sanitary Bureau and PAHO Member States in their implementation of the Gender Equality Policy, thereby contributing to reducing gender inequalities in health. The Plan includes specific indicators and assigns these to responsible entities for monitoring and reporting on the Policy's implementation.

Gender Mainstreaming in Health: A Practical Guide
The Guide increases the capacity of PAHO staff, ministries of health and other partners to develop gender-responsive plans, programs, and policies. In so doing, this publication contributes to the implementation of global and regional gender policies and supports the maturation of core competencies and technical skills.


Gender Equality in Health: Improving Equality & Efficiency in Achieving
Health for All
This short booklet summarizes other GDR gender mainstreaming tools and offers information to help program staff improve their understanding of how social norms, roles, and inequalities affect health outcomes for women, men, boys, and girls.


Gender, Health, and Development in the Americas: Basic Indicators 2009
PAHO and WHO collaborate on this biennial brochure, which seeks to lend visibility to the inequalities between women and men in several areas related to health and its socioeconomic determinants.


Health of Women and Men in the Americas, Profile 2009
This publication sheds light on the inequities between women and men and to show how these inequalities affect health status, access to health services, and contribution to health care.


Guidelines for Gender-based Analysis of Health Data for Decision Making
These guidelines strengthen capacity to generate, analyze, and use effectively health indicators that recognize and accommodate gender and diversity.



Guidelines for Developing a Population-Based Gender and Health Profile
This guide describes how to use health data, health system performance, gender-based health determinants, and related literature develop and present a gender and health profile for health policy and planning.


Guide for Analysis and Monitoring of Gender Equity in Health Policies
The Guide elucidates the implications of policies for gender equity. Users learn to build a consensus around identification of problems, objectives, indicators, and strategies for monitoring application of the resulting policies.



Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes in the Health Sector:

Tool to Improve Responsiveness to Women's Needs
This tool helps program managers and health-care providers in the public and private sectors integrate gender into HIV/AIDS program development and implementation.


The Invisible Economy and Gender Inequalities: The Importance of Measuring and Valuing Unpaid Work

The material presented demonstrates the need to develop indicators for measuring and assigning value to economic progress accomplished through the unpaid work of household members, particularly women. The conceptual and methodological challenges outlined in this volume will assist development of new databases and indicators that make visible the contribution of women's unpaid work to countries' well-being and economic development.

Best Practices in Gender and Health Contest
Since 2008, PAHO has awarded experiences that better address the differential needs and opportunities of men and women in health. Two or the three Best Practice publications are available.

The Best Practices in Gender and Health Contest recognizes health programs and interventions in the Region that exemplify gender equality incorporation. The winners of the 2011 competition will be announced March 8, 2011.

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