Basic Indicators 2009
Health Situation in the Americas. Basic Indicators 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in Health: A Practical Guide.
This packet takes a gender perspective to achieving health equity and provides evidence to show how biological factors interact with gender norms, roles and relations (or socio-cultural factors) to affect the health of women and men and that of their communities.
IASC Guidelines for Gender Based ViolenceInterventions in Humanitarian Settings
(1997) Developed by PAHO's Woman, Health and Development Program in 1997 (currently the Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit), this guide provides a structure and some tools for a workshop on looking at health through a gender lens, understanding men’s and women’s health-illness processes and improving the equity with which roles, responsibilities and rewards are distributed in health promotion and care.
Women and men have different socially and culturally defined expectations for ideal body weight, and thus perceive their bodies differently and respond to distinct motivations for gaining or losing weight. Further, their social position, power, access to resources, roles in family and community differ, and have consequences for their access to food and other resources that help promote healthy body weight. Knowledge of these and other distinct factors in the lives of Guatemalan women and men can help to pinpoint opportunities for more strategic, appropriate and efficient means for the prevention of overweight and obesity.
Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy of the PAHO
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization