Systemic Advocacy within a Gender and Health Framework Kerrilie Rice Policy Officer Women’s Health Victoria. URL: http://www.whv.org.au Email: [email protected] Phone: 9662 3755. A Social View of Health Social factors or social determinants influence health and illness
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Women’s Health Victoria
URL: http://www.whv.org.au Email: [email protected] Phone: 9662 3755
Sex: biologically determined; sex differences are the biological characteristics that differentiate women and men.
Gender: the social roles, relationships, expectations, power differences, influences, opportunities, constraints, attitudes and behaviours that a society ascribes to women and men
Gender mainstreaming:the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of processes so that a gendered perspective is incorporated at all levels and at all stages.
Gender mainstreaming is the aim; a gender analysis framework will help achieve it.
Gender mainstreaming focuses on systemic change.
Gender disaggregated statistics are critical in gauging the extent to which women and men benefit differently from programs, research, practice and policies.
Gendered data comes about when we apply a gender analysis to sex disaggregated data.
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Visualising and measuring how policies and programs can cause, or lead to, discriminatory effects is essential in assessing gender impacts around existing and new policy initiatives.
These conceptual and technical skills can be imparted through awareness training.