Gender-based analysis (GBA) is a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) policy. The PAHO Gender, Ethnicity and Health Office (GEH) has a mandate that includes promoting informed decisions and strengthening national capacity to generate, analyze and effectively use health indicators that recognize and accommodate gender and diversity approaches.
This guide describes how to integrate gender-based analysis using health surveillance data and data from surveys or other sources to develop, change and improve health policy, planning and programming.
This guide describes how to develop and present a gender and health profile for health policy and planning.
PAHO/WHO’s Policy on Gender Equality is to work with governments and civil society in Member States and with other relevant actors to eliminate health disparities between women and men and advance towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment goals.
Gender, Health and Development in the Americas- Basic Indicators 2009.
This paper will discuss the effect of female and male gender roles, power relations and sexual behaviour on the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LAC), specifically exploring women's vulnerability to the epidemic. The issues of violence, commercial sex-work and sex tourism,human trafficking, population displacement and crisis will also be addressed in relation to women and men’s susceptibilities to HIVAIDS. The discussion will be situated within the framework of the commitments made at the 2001 UNGASS, and their critical implications for the national, regional and international response to the epidemic.
A POLICY DIALOGUE ON BETTER EVIDENCE TO IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEALTH THROUGH GENDER AND HEALTH STATISTICS
PAHO Gender Workshop - this intended gave an introduction to the concepts of gender and gender analysis, and provide them with practical tools to begin integrating a gender perspective into health policies and programmes.