Gender mainstreaming in health: looking back, looking forward

@article{Ravindran2008GenderMI,
  title={Gender mainstreaming in health: looking back, looking forward},
  author={T. K. Sundari Ravindran and A. Kelkar-Khambete},
  journal={Global Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={121 - 142}
}
Abstract This paper reviews published literature on experiences in mainstreaming gender within the health sector since the 1990s. Although much has been written about the need for mainstreaming gender, and on how to go about it, the gap between intention and practice is palpable. National health policies and programmes that have gender integrally woven into their objectives and activities are rare. Health research to generate gender and sex-specific data, and integrating gender in health… 
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