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1 Integrating Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights in PAHO Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo Coordinator, Gender, Diversity and Human Rights Office 2-3 February, 2011

2 To learn concepts of Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights and Health. This includes the analysis of health information with a gender and intercultural perspective. Apply these cross cutting priorities in the Results-based management framework of the BWP and other PAHO instruments. Form a Gender, Diversity and Human Rights network of focal points within PAHO (HQ and the CO) to facilitate and support the mainstreaming of GDR in PAHO’s planning and corporate processes. Ultimately, to increase Efficiency and Equity in Health  Health for All Purpose of the Training

3 (Include PAHO organizational charts where GDR is located) see Floriza’s presentation!

4 Gender Gender Equity Advisor Genevieve Grabman, Gender Mainstreaming Specialist Cathy Cuellar, Regional Advisor on Gender Vielka Jones, Consultant Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity & Gender Advisor Maria Inês Barbosa, Cultural Diversity Mainstreaming Specialist Human Rights Javier Vasquez, Regional Human Rights Law Advisor Cristina Leria, Advisor, Human Rights Law for Health Services Bioethics Bioethics Regional Advisor Lilia Jara, Advisor on GDR Evidence Floriza Gennari, Program Management Specialist Oswaldo Gómez, KMC Esmeralda Burbano, Program Support Support Staff Miriam Almazan Aguirre Support Staff Celeste Medina Bethany McCurley Florencia Behrensen Gender, Diversity and Human Rights (GDR) Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo Coordinator Management and Coordination

5 GDR 2010 GEH (Gender Equality & Health) + CDH (Cultural Diversity & Health: Includes Indigenous Peoples and Ethnicity) + HRH (Human Rights & Health) + Bioethics & Health = GDR (2010)

6 PAHO GDR Regional TEAM HQ Decentralized support Regional Advisor/PAN Sub-reg. Focal Points FP/PWR TA/FP MOH TA/FP HQ Technical Areas(TA): Focal points from FCH, PBR,SDE etc MOH GDR Collaboration PAHO and Member States

7 What is Mainstreaming ? The process of integrating defined policies, strategies or priorities into all areas and levels of institutional policy making, including planning, implementation, research, monitoring and evaluation, while promoting these through the participation of public bodies, social partners, NGOs and other relevant actors, so that women and men, girls and boys of all diverse populations can equally benefit and so that inequality is not perpetrated. In this way, mainstreaming helps to align policies, programs and operations with the long- term goal of the Health Agenda of the Americas of attaining equity in health for all, while increasing the efficiency of their implementation, and promoting a pro- active approach rather than responding to impacts as they unfold. (PAHO Definition)

8 Strategy for Mainstreaming Cross Cutting Priorities (CCP) Why? Strategic Plan calls for integrating CCP Gender Equality Policy/Plan of Action/monitoring framework Resolution CD47R18, Health of the indigenous peoples of the Americas Human rights instruments.

9 Gender Equality Policy Goal: Achievement of gender equality in health status and health development Core objectives - Optimal health status and well being for men & women - Equity in resources allocations for health - Equal participation & empowerment of men a& men in relation to their health - Fairness in distribution of burden and rewards associated with health work for men & women Action 4: Monitoring and evaluation Action 2: Capacity Building Action 1: Evidence building Action 3: Participatio n of civil society PAHO’s Gender Equality Policy and Plan of Action

10 Strategy for Mainstreaming Cross Cutting Priorities (CCP) What? CCP: GEH, CDH, HRH CC strategies: Primary Health Care, Social protection, and Health promotion Who? Mainstreaming mechanisms: CCP COT (cross-organizational team) and GDR Office  all entities

11 Strategy for Mainstreaming Cross Cutting Priorities (CCP) How? Identify key corporate processes (Strategic Plan  BWP, CCS, Governing Body documents, key publications) Develop guides and checklists to integrate and monitor the integration of CCP Analysis for accountability with checklists  feedback  incoporate comments  reanalyze for accountability

12 Strategic Plan Biennial work plans CCP Markers Checklists Budgets Health Agenda for the Americas EQUITY Mainstreaming Cross Cutting Priorities to Achieve Equity in Health Governing Bodies Documents Guidelines Document Review Member States Common Country Strategies Guidelines Checklist Cross Cutting Priorities Gender Ethnicity Human Rights Health Promotion Primary Health Care Social Protection

13 PAHOs Gender, Diversity and Human Rights Office (GDR): mainstreaming GDR for achieving Health for All to provide technical collaboration, in partnership with government, non-government, and UN organizations, especially to priority countries, to advance gender/ethnic equity and human rights to improve efficiency in the health sector. VISION: to provide technical collaboration, in partnership with government, non-government, and UN organizations, especially to priority countries, to advance gender/ethnic equity and human rights to improve efficiency in the health sector. Integrating Gender in Health - Technical Areas/HQ - Support to countries, especially PAHO priority countries Integrating Cultural Diversity in Health Improving evidence on Gender and Ethnicity in Health Integrating commitments on human rights into the health policies and plans Managing knowledge for planning, programming, monitoring and advocacy

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15 Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Matter: Health for All Thank you! Gracias!


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