Gender equality in health means that women and men have equal conditions for realizing their full rights and potential to be healthy, contribute to health development, and benefit from the results. Gender equity means fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits, power, resources, and responsibilities between women and men.
Women and men have different needs, access to, and control over resources. These differences should be addressed in a manner that rectifies the imbalance between the sexes.
Achieving gender equality will require specific measures designed to eliminate gender inequities.
Gender-based statistical information seeks to make gender inequities visible in order to develop policies, programs, and projects to improve information-driven decision-making.