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.
The Gender Competency Self-Assessment Tool for Family Planning Providers provides a method for measuring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of individual providers in six domains of gender competency. By completing this self-assessment, providers can determine their current level of gender competency, and thereby identify areas of strength and weakness in each domain.
EMERGE is an initiative focused on measurement of gender equality and empowerment. The platform is designed as a repository of measures and resources for survey researchers and practitioners working on development, program monitoring and evaluation, and for consideration of state or national indicators.
The tool uses a gender analysis matrix to interrogate the ways in which gender inequities or power relations manifest to affect each of the recommendations within the WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes. Policymakers and programmers can use the tool to: conduct research with CHWs on specific aspects of CHW work related to gender; develop CHW and gender related indicators; develop gender responsive CHW interventions or programmes; and/or engage with CHWs, CHW supervisors and policy makers on the gendered nature of their work.
Gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation systems are as important as a gender-responsive project design. Gender-blind design projects can be corrected by formulating gender-inclusive indicators and conducting gender-responsive evaluations, thereafter keeping track of the project’s contribution to the goal of gender equality in the world of work. This guidance note explains why it is important to integrate gender equality systematically into monitoring and evaluation processes.
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 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Quality Assurance (QA) Tool offers health care providers, facilities, and program planners a straightforward way to start, strengthen or expand post-GBV health services through the use of 28 evidence-based standards. The tool was originally developed by Jhpiego Mozambique with providers and program planners, and has been adapted, piloted and refined in several low and middle-income countries. The standards are organized by different aspects of service delivery (e.g., facility readiness, clinical care, etc.).
The tool was originally developed by Jhpiego Mozambique with providers and program planners, and has been adapted, piloted and refined in several low and middle-income countries. The standards are organized by different aspects of service delivery (e.g., facility readiness, clinical care, etc.). The toolkit aims to provide participants with knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, gender-sensitive, and transformative services to individuals and couples including females, males, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) clients.
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 tool was designed to measure the gender-sensitivity of Afghan health facilities, and data are intended to be collected across all facilities annually. This tool will benefit the country’s healthcare system and enhance the measurement of gender sensitivity in health facilities, But can be applied to other contexts as well.