This document provides practical guidance for managing and conducting a gender assessment in the health sector. The guide lays out concise, user-friendly directions that are useful for USAID Mission staff as well as other USG partners in carrying out a gender assessment that gathers the necessary information about gender dynamics in a given setting to inform health programming. The objective of this guide is to enable USAID and other USG partners to collect and review gender data relevant to health, and use that information to shape health programming in order to promote gender equality and improve health outcomes.
GENPAR, or the Gender in Infectious Disease Epidemic Preparedness And Response Toolkit, is a set of benchmarks and tools to integrate gender into select core capacities of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. GENPAR provides a set of actions (WHAT to do) as well as a range of tools (HOW to do it) to achieve each benchmark in integrating gender into the preparedness and response capacities covered by the toolkit. Using GENPAR, gender can be integrated into selected capacities step-by-step.
Gender in Water and Sanitation highlights in brief form, approaches to redressing gender inequality in the water and sanitation sector. It is a working paper as the Water and Sanitation Program and its partners continue to explore and document emerging practice from the field. In each section good mainstreaming practices are highlighted, while a checklist summarizes key points to consider when mainstreaming gender.
This checklist provides a set of practical actions for countries to implement and ensure gender equality and equity in the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. The checklist will aid you to address gender power inequalities in accessing vaccination, including women’s limited mobility, decision-making power, access to resources and their risks of experiencing sexual harassment, exploitation, and other forms of gender-based violence.