Mainstreaming Gender, Equity and Human Rights in Health

“In response to institutional and systemic forms of discrimination and stereotypes about women and men, the field
of #gender and gender #mainstreaming entered the international policy arena as a way of recognizing that an individual focus
on women without long-term visions towards changing attitudes, beliefs and structures that promote inequality will yield
limited results. Since the 1990s, increasing attention has been paid to how men can and do contribute to improving
gender relations and how gender norms may adversely affect men’s health and life opportunities.”

– World Health Organization Manual

 

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Mainstreaming Gender, #equity and #human #rights in Health
mainstreaming gender, WHO

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, spoke on the panel “Mainstreaming Gender, Equity and Human Rights: at the Core of the Health Response at the World Heath Assembly in Geneva, May 21, 2012.

U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers