GFF’s 2020-2025 strategy recognizes both the advancement of gender equality and a relentless focus on results as two of its five core priorities. The GFF is stepping up to support countries in promoting women’s and girls’ access to and utilization of quality services on maternal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition, including on sexual and reproductive health. It is also supporting more fundamental shifts toward gender equitable health systems, socio-economic reforms, and policy efforts that advance women’s and girls’ choice, access, and power to achieve better RMNCAH-N outcomes.
In conjunction, GFF is working with a range of partners to support countries in their effort to improve the quality, completeness, and utilization of data and evidence for assessing the current status, recent trends, and progress on reforms toward more gender equitable RMNCAH-N outcomes and related systems and drivers. The aim is to support countries in enhancing national and subnational data systems so that persistent and emerging gender inequalities can be addressed during change processes, and so that progress on key reforms and their impact can be tracked for adjustments on a regular basis.
In accordance with GFF’s Roadmap for Advancing Gender Equality, key action areas include:
- Prioritizing analytical and technical support to demonstrate the relationship between gender equality and health outcomes, including on quality of care, health financing, and the health workforce.
- Increasing country investments in monitoring and data systems that can regularly track and assess key gender equality indicators with relevance for RMNCAH-N.
- Supporting reforms for the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights into universal health coverage policies and programs.
- Leveraging the expertise and knowledge of national gender equality actors to inform GFF country platforms and enhancing local capacity on gender monitoring and evaluation.
- Supporting systems reforms to empower women and girls as leaders in the GFF process at country and global levels.
- Strengthening country-level engagement beyond the health sector to address key gender equality levers in social protection, education, infrastructure, and employment.
Gender and RMNCAH-N Indicators
As a step toward supporting the interpretation and use of data on gender equality and RMNCAH-N, this section of the portal highlights an initial set of indicators that emphasize:
- The role of current gender inequalities in the society and in the family as determinants of RMNCAH-N outcomes.
- The critical importance of sex-specific reproductive and sexual health outcomes for women as indicators of improved health and gender equality, in countries and globally.
- The insight provided by an intersectional lens in considering gender equality and RMNCAH-N indicators by incorporating related contributors to inequity, such as age, socio-economic status, and rural-urban residence.
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