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.
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.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) prepared this practical guide to help health professionals integrate a gender lens in immunisation programmes by identifying how gender norms, roles, and relations affect health-related behaviours, outcomes, and health sector responses.
This compendium of case studies – from Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan and Yemen – describes immunization demand programmes with an explicit gender focus led by UNICEF country offices. These include stand-alone immunization efforts as well as integrated programmes where immunization is part of a package of essential life-saving practices. Routine and COVID-19 vaccine interventions are included. The cases comprise both gender responsive and transformative interventions.
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.