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Resources on Gender and Health

PAHO Gender Equality Policy

 The content of this policy reflects PAHO’s unwavering commitment to the principles of equity, respect for human rights, and the exercise of citizenship, in addition to its determination to actively participate in global efforts to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination. It is also an expression of the institutional resolve to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of public health practice in the Americas.


Herramienta de Género

Estrategia europea para la salud y el desarrollo de la infancia y la adolescencia.

 Esta herramienta fue desarrollada para proveer apoyo a los Estados Miembros en la construcción y el desarrollo de sus propias políticas y programas de desarrollo de la infancia y la adolescencia dentro del marco propuesto por la estrategia.


Multiple Faces of the Intersections between HIV and Violence

Violence against women (VAW) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represent two profound problems for development and health. The integration of the policies and programs on comprehensive care for VAW and HIV is an urgently necessary strategy for halting both of these epidemics and for advancing gender equality.



Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds

 Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds provides a strategy for addressing this complex problem and concrete approaches for carrying it out, not only for those on the front lines attending to the women who live with violence, but also for the decision-makers who may incorporate the lessons in the development of policies and resources.

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