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How to Do Gender
14 Mar 2023
Uncovering the diamond in the rough: Selecting promising cases of gender integration in government health programs across Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia
Previously, we identified over 50 examples as potential cases of gender integration in government health programs across three regions. Of these, fewer than 20 had substantial government involvement, were active for at least three years and went beyond addressing health needs of a particular gender group to address gender inequalities. Although the initial list of potential case studies spanned a broad range of health-related themes, as inclusion criteria were applied, the breadth of themes was reduced with most programmes clustered around certain health areas, largely sexual and reproductive health and rights or gender-based violence. There was also a large geographical skew with many programmes located in a handful of countries/sub-regions. Summaries of the final shortlisted cases for Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia including an interactive dashboard map.