Rights Based Approaches to Health

Year

2015
1.01.2015 - 31.05.2015

Location

Reykjavík, Iceland (view on map)

Participation

10 5 5

Letters aligning in Gender and Sex.This module focuses on how gender relations, norms, and resulting behaviour, affect physical, mental health and bodily integrity.

Long Description

The course approach explores how gender differences and inequalities result in inequality both in health status and in access to health care. A human rights framework is applied to explore gender-based violence (GBV) and how unequal power relations contribute to GBV with consequent physical, mental, and economic impacts. A variety of strategies to address health challenges and GBV are also introduced and discussed using a multi-sectoral approach.

After successful completion of this module fellows should be able to:

  • understand the link between gender, health, well-being, and ill-health
  • understand why health interventions and campaigns need to address gender and target communities’ needs and worldviews
  • understand a human rights-based and genderresponsive approach to policies and programmes for health, in particular mental, sexual, and reproductive health
  • understand the gendered aspects of violence and be familiar with its different manifestations
  • understand how GBV is a violation of human rights
  • be familiar with the risk factors and consequences of GBV and the different strategies to address it.

Attendees

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Ivan Dioclésio Titosse

2015 | Gender Based Violence
Mozambique
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Limbani Zakeyo Phiri

2015 | Gender Based Violence
Malawi
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Lusungu Zinzile Kayira

2015 | Gender and Employment
Malawi
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Martha Eveness Mtenje

2015 | Gender Policies
Malawi
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Nadia N. S. Shoka

2015 | Gender and Education, Gender Responsive Budgeting
Palestinian Territories
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Shaista Serena Costa Jose de Araújo

2015 | Gender Based Violence
Mozambique
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Tony H. M. Bero

2015 | Gender Based Violence
Palestinian Territories
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Victor Kondwani Maulidi

2015 | Gender and Political Representation
Malawi
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Willy Nkumbi

2015 | Gender Based Violence
Uganda
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Zélia Duda Francisco dos Santos

2015 | Gender and Education
Mozambique