Gender-Based Analysis: a guide for policy making
Gender-based analysis (GBA) is an analytical tool developed by Health Canada that systematically integrates a gender perspective into the development of policies, programs and legislation, as well as planning and decision-making processes. It helps to identify and clarify the differences between women and men, boys and girls, and demonstrates how these differences affect health status, access to, and interaction with, the health care system.
By using GBA, health policy developers can improve their understanding of sex and gender as determinants of health, and how they interact with other determinants. This knowledge will help ensure that proposed policies, programs and legislation have intended and equitable results for all people.
The GBA framework recognizes that the differences between men and women are influenced by a variety of factors, including class, socio-economic status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, geographic location, education and physical and mental ability.
Vibrant Communities Gender Analysis Tools
Vibrant Communities Gender Analysis is a tool for examining the differences between the roles that women and men play, the different levels of power they hold, their differing needs, constraints and opportunities, and the impact of these differences on their lives.
The main goals of Gender Analysis are:
1. To better understand our communities: Gender Analysis creates a gender lookingglass through which we examine our community.
2. To promote gender equality through our work: Gender Analysis helps us make decisions in our poverty reduction work that set the stage for gender equality.http://tamarackcommunity.ca/downloads/gender/Tools.pdf
A Framework to Identify Gender Indicators for Reproductive Health and Nutrition Programming
The importance of including gender in population, health, and nutrition (PHN) programming has gained acceptance in the last decade and was given a signficant boost after the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) and was established in 1997. The IGWG's Subcommittee on Research and Indicators took upon itself the task of articulating the role of gender in PHN programming and of explicity including gender in monitoring and evaluation activites. The subcommittee members, drawing on their years of experience working on PHN and gender issues in developing countries, developed a framework for incorporating gender into the design and evalutation of PHN programs and rpovided a large set of examples as a tool for PHN programe planners. This paper introduces that framework.
The UNESCO/GAB Policy Toolkit on Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology
The purpose of the Toolkit is to promote the collection of gender disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities for national and international policy. At the same time it is intended to promote a common approach and coordinated methods to ensure the systematic collection of genderdisaggregated data on science and technology. Along the way, a snapshot is provided of the participation of women in S&T in general, both in industrialised and industrialising countries. A clearer under-standing of the national and international patterns of womens participation in scientific and technological activities and the potential role they can play, it is hoped, will convince policy makers of the value of mobilising the contributions women can make to national development. For more information, or to request a paper copy of the Toolkit, contact Sophia Huyer, email@example.com.Gender Analysis Toolshttp://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=32857&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html