Despite decades of work to address the gender-based causes of ill health, women are still dying needlessly and in large numbers. Will current initiatives to improve women's health succeed in meeting the targets prescribed in the Millennium Development Goals by 2015? Gender and Health: Policy and Practice presents strategies, approaches, and tools to mainstream gender-equality concerns in the formulation of health policy and practice. It brings together case studies from around the world that illustrate ways of addressing the health needs and rights of women and men, and ensuring equal access to health care. This book, the ninth in the Gender, Society and Development: Global Sourcebooks Series, features case studies on: The effect of gender roles and relations on the way in which key diseases of poverty are experienced at the community level in Malawi Strategies to mitigate female genital mutilation in Ethiopian communities Communication on sexual and reproductive health and rights for and by young boys and girls in Argentina The involvement of boys and men as agents/partners in HIV and AIDS work in South Africa and Brazil Local responses to HIV and AIDS from a gender perspective Stigma, discrimination and violence and implications for HIV and AIDS work in India among female sex workers and men who have sex with men The introduction by Anke van der Kwaak of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) provides an international context to gender and health, and draws on current developments in the field to highlight the challenges ahead. An extensive and up-to-date annotated bibliography of international resources (print and online) makes this a truly global sourcebook on the topic.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Gender and Health—Anke van der Kwaak and Jashodhara Dasgupta; 1) Engendering communicable disease policy and practice: experiences from Malawi—Bertha Simwaka Nhlema, Ireen Makwiza, Lifah Sanudi, Patnice Nkhonjera and Sally Thoebald; 2) Tackling tradition: examining successful strategies in the mitigation of female genital mutilation in Ethiopian communities—Sehin Tefeera; 3) Teaching young people on health and reproductive and sexual rights: the Argentinian experience—Mabel Bianco; 4) Men, gender equity and HIV/AIDS prevention, with case studies from South African and Brazil—Miriam Zoll; 5) Local responses to HIV/AIDS from a gender perspective—Madeleen Wegelin-Schuringa; 6) Stigma, discrimination and violence amongst female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Andhra Pradesh, India—Fiona Samuels, Ravi K. Verma and C.K. George; Annotated Bibliography; Author index; Subject index; Geographical index; Web Resources.