Gender, women and health

The Gender, Women and Health Network

About GWHN

A great asset for WHO's impact on the ground is the Gender, Women and Health Network (GWHN). It is composed of GWH and gender focal points and/or units located at Headquarters and in WHO's six Regional and Country Offices.

The technically diverse and highly committed Network collaborates with national and local authorities to reinforce the health sector response - often in partnership, through evidence and tools, training and technical assistance.

Every region and country faces different challenges and has a different approach to eliminating gender-based health inequities, adding to the diversity and effectiveness of the Network. You will find more information about the members' goals, objectives, activities and products below.

GWHN members and activities


Gender, Equity and Human Rights