The facilitated self-assessment guide provides the opportunity to discuss and reflect on current strengths and how to improve processes that drive positive change in GESI through your projects and organisation. The guide supports individual and collective reflective practice among staff on the extent and quality of gender equality and social inclusion work in their WASH projects and organisation, and it designed for anyone working on WASH implementation or research projects that wants to improve (GESI) practice.
The manual provides skills and networks that will allow users to: Improve the health of women and girls as set out in several international agreements; promote gender equality and health equity by addressing the broader determinants of health for men and boys, women and girls; strengthen health systems and primary health care approaches; involve women and men in health decisions that directly affect their lives; develop, implement and monitor gender-responsive health policies and programmes; and engage in multisectoral activities and dialogue towards addressing gender and gender inequality as determinants of health.
The toolkit reflects numerous calls to action for equitable representation of women in global health decision-making. The strategies shared in the toolkit’s modules apply an intersectional lens and complement existing leadership curricula, providing tools to health care workers and managers to advance gender equality. The approach is particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it can also be used long-term to spur greater inclusion of women’s voices in global health.
This toolkit aims to help international health programs integrate a gender perspective in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, measures, and reporting. It is designed for use by health program staff working in various health sectors (such as HIV; malaria; reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; and tuberculosis), and for various health agencies and initiatives. The toolkit will support health program staff to integrate gender in their programs, projects, and M&E activities.
This tool equips the user with the tools for ‘gender gardening’ inorder to detect where and why gender inequalities occur and to assist you in developing adequate and approriate interventions. It takes a gender perspective to achieving health equity and provides evidence to show how biological factors interact with gender norms, roles and relations (or socio-cultural factors) to affect the health of women and men and that of their communities.