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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Joseph Bryant

HLTC02Chapter 5 GenderBased Analysis and Health Policy The Need to Rethink Outdated Strategiesgender mainstreaming GM aka genderbased analysis GBA is an international strategy to assess the differential impact of proposed andor existing policies programs and legislation on women and menBackgroundPlatform for Actiono1995 promoted gender equality internationallyoGM is a strategy for making womens as well as mens concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design implementation monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated oAddress the causes and consequences of inequality and to transform gender relations in societyHealth Canada is a leader in GBA at the conceptual and policy application levelIncorporating GBA into all aspects of health policy and research is critical for the following reasonsoFulfils the govmts domestic and international commitments to equality bw men and womenoEssential to health as defined by WHOoHelps to actualize Health Canadas mandate to ensure equal access to and benefits from the health system for all Canadians oEssential to understanding and applying he
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