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 Gender, Equity, and Indigenous Women’s Health in the Americas

Name:Gender, Equity, and Indigenous Women’s Health in the Americas
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Link: (URL) GDR-Gender-Equity-and-Indigenous-Women-Health-Americas.pdf

This paper explores the specific determinants of indigenous women’s health status and situation from a gender roles and relations perspective. It will begin by examining the social status and health determinants of indigenous women throughout the Americas, using available data and examples from seven countries (Canada,Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and the United States). The paper will continue with a look at health outcomes among indigenous women, identifying the major causes of morbidity and mortality for selected communities.

Finally, the paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for addressing indigenous women’s health and gender equity in the Americas, using specific case studies and existing best practices to support a comprehensive set of recommendations.

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