Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviour, activities and attributes that a particular society considers appropriate for men and women. The distinct roles and behaviour may give rise to gender inequalities, i.e., differences between men and women that systematically favour one group. In turn, such inequalities can lead to inequities between men and women in both health status and access to health care.
News and press release
- International Women's Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all
- International Women's Day 2013: Responding to epidemic of violence against women
- WHO marks International Women's Day by stressing "Empower rural women: end hunger and poverty", 8 March 2012
- WHO laments "shameful" lack of respect for women's right to good health, 8 March 2010