Lessons from Uganda for a safer, more equitable health sector.
Former global technical lead for gender equality and health, IntraHealth International
Constance Newman is a former global technical lead for gender equality and health at IntraHealth International.
The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers—particularly women.
At last, our field is facing the facts.
A new research award honors the life of our friend and colleague, Raluca Iosif.
Girls cannot be empowered if they are performing domestic labor that interferes with their education, development, and rights.
Women who work in the so-called informal care economy are at particular risk.
In Madagascar, 30% of women have experienced violence in the last year.
Universal screening is a logical first step in addressing violence against women. Here are 4 things health institutions must keep in mind.
Analysis of Gender-Related Inequalities and Discrimination in the Health Sector in Senegal: Toward Effective Human Resources Management
Read about Senegal’s first gender discrimination and inequality analysis, conducted in response to the gender audit findings, in collaboration with Senegal's Ministry of Health and Social Action and...
Uganda’s response to sexual harassment in the public health sector: from “Dying Silently” to gender-transformational HRH policy
Original descriptive research was conducted in 2017 to identify the nature, contributors, dynamics and consequences of sexual harassment in public health sector workplaces and assess these in relation...
Analysis of Inequalities and Discrimination in the Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Women in Preservice Education and Health Care Facilities in Mali
This technical brief discusses approaches and results from the Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity.
Reasons behind Current Gender Imbalances in Senior Global Health Roles and the Practice and Policy Changes that Can Catalyze Organizational Change
Results from a review of relevant literature and two gender analyses to highlight reasons for gender imbalances in senior roles in global health and ways to address them.
Integration of Gender-Transformative Interventions into Health Professional Education Reform for the 21st Century: Implications of an Expert Review
Encouraging health professionals to make gender-transformative reforms and commit to promoting gender equality.
CapacityPlus developed learning tools to address the challenges of gender inequalities and discrimination in the health workforce and health professional education systems.
The course will assist USAID field-based health officers, foreign service nationals, and U.S. government partners to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in health systems strengthening...
The Society for Family Health conducted an exercise to assess gender mainstreaming in their internal organizational processes and programming so that its programming responds to President’s Emergency...
The purpose of this analysis was to assess the status of gender equality and equal opportunity for women and men within Uganda's public health sector to promote gender equality in the human resources...
This technical brief provides an overview of how gender discrimination affects health professional students and faculty as well as intervention options that the expert panel identified as having...
Workplace Violence and Gender Discrimination in Rwanda’s Health Workforce: Increasing Safety and Gender Equality
This Human Resources for Health article reexamines a set of study findings that directly relate to the influence of gender on workplace violence, synthesizes these findings with other research from Rwanda, and examines the subsequent impact of the study on Rwanda’s policy environment.
This paper discusses the meaning of gender equality in the context of human resources for health, and offers practical ways to address it.
Presents the research, summarizes results and lessons learned, and describes how research was used to promote policy change and program response to workplace violence and discrimination.
Presents what the Capacity Project learned about various forms of gender discrimination and how they serve as barriers to health workforce participation, and offers global recommendations for future...
Alleviating the Burden of Responsibility: Men as Providers of Community-Based HIV/AIDS Care and Support in Lesotho
Presents the research and results of a study of men as providers of HIV/AIDS care and describes how research was used to promote policy change and program response.
Reviews how the Project addressed gender discrimination and inequality in HRH through its institutional mechanisms, approaches and tools as well as in country-level implementation.
Alleviating the Burden of Responsibility: Report on a Study of Men as Providers of Community-Based HIV/AIDS Care and Support in Lesotho
This study aims to establish the extent to which men can be attracted into caregiving jobs traditionally considered the province of women and what it will take to increase the numbers of male HIV...
Gender-Based Violence Training Modules: A Collection and Review of Existing Materials for Training Health Workers
Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) successfully is an important step toward achieving Millennium Development Goals in the areas of gender equality, infant and maternal health and mortality and HIV...
A tool to assist primary providers and their managers in assessing, monitoring and improving the gender sensitivity of family planning and reproductive health services on an ongoing basis.
A tool designed to help program and training managers, curriculum designers and trainers facilitate the operationalization and assessment of gender sensitivity during pre- and in-service training of...