This brief explores what gender-responsive M&E is, why it is important, and how to integrate it into health programs, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
This brief addresses gender inequities that health workers who provide maternal and newborn health services experience. Key issues faced by providers include long working hours, poor remuneration, lack of training opportunities, violence, and restrictions on mobility. Example indicators under each area are provided.
Designed for social and behaviour change (SBC), immunization and health teams, as well as national partners responsible for the planning and implementation of immunization demand efforts, this report provides guidance on how to integrate a gender perspective with concrete recommendations. The report starts by introducing demand generation in the context of immunization and the gender responsive continuum. Then, it outlines recommendations for integrating gender into immunization demand promotion activities using the SBC programme cycle as a framework. Illustrative examples are embedded throughout in order to make this resource user-friendly and actionable.
While the importance of a gender lens for family planning/reproductive health and maternal and child health (FP/RH/MCH) policies and programs has been widely recognized, as of yet, most efforts to assess gender within these programs have focused on service delivery. This document presents a scorecard to aid in the review of how well gender is integrated into the governance of FP/RH/MCH policies and institutions. Based on the health governance triangle, the scorecard guides users through key indicators that look at the state, citizens, and providers, and provides a simple method for analyzing findings for useful dissemination.
Adolescent-responsive health systems intentionally transition the emphasis from creating separate adolescent-friendly spaces towards ensuring that all health services are responsive to the needs and rights of adolescents by incorporating adolescent-friendly elements that have demonstrated effectiveness into the health system. This tool can be used to inform work plans, national priority setting, and budgeting, as well as to measure and monitor a health system’s progress in meeting the needs and rights of adolescents of all genders over time.
Breakthrough ACTION developed the Gender Analysis Toolkit for Vaccine Response for RCCE actors working with national health authorities and other partners to develop, implement, and monitor a vaccine response. This toolkit provides practical guidance to identify gender related barriers that need to be addressed and identify opportunities that can be leveraged to enable a gender equitable vaccine response that increases coverage for all.
This course explains how to design and implement FP/SRH programs and services that engage men and boys in supportive, affirming, and gender equitable ways.
The purpose of monitoring and evaluating health programs is to track and support progress toward intended reforms and reach intended beneficiaries, as well as to assess whether intended outputs and outcomes have been achieved2. As a result, it is important that health programs, interventions, and reforms proactively address gender inequalities, and that monitoring and evaluation of these efforts track whether, and to what extent, the desired success is being achieved. If we do not measure gender inequality, we will not be able to address it.
Health financing plays a significant role in determining the availability of health care, who can access care, and the degree of financial protection provided to poor and vulnerable populations. Gender-responsive health financing for Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) entails recognizing and analyzing how gender power relations affect the financing of access to and utilization of RMNCAH-N by women and men, boys, and girls.