Gender, women and health

Main topics

  • Capacity Building
    Capacity building, a strategic direction of the WHO Gender Strategy, is a core gender mainstreaming method and activity that aims to empower individuals and teams to conduct gender analysis and engage in meaningful gender planning activities.
  • Gender and health in disasters
    Gender differentiation at all levels: exposure to risk, preparedness, response, physical and psychological impact, recovery and reconstruction
  • Gender mainstreaming
    This section defines and discusses one of our top priorities: What is gender mainstreaming and how is it integrated into the work of WHO?
  • Gender-based violence
    Gender-based violence, or violence against women (VAW), is a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world.
  • Gender inequalities and HIV
    Due to the importance of HIV/AIDS as a public health issue and its many gender dimensions, GWH is focusing on gender inequalities in HIV/AIDS as a priority area
  • Gender and other health topics
    The gender perspective on ageing, blindness, malaria, tobacco, and other topics. This page also contains information on female genital mutilation

Contact

Gender, Equity and Human Rights
E-mail: ger@who.int