Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Health Equity and Inequality

Health is inherently unequal, at least in modern society. Improving gender equality means raising the standards of both males and females upwards and to do this a collective and community-driven response is needed. Resources in this section offer examples of programs that are seeking to address gender equality by engaging and involving males.

NSW Ministry of Health: Gender Equity In Health

NswHealth111 This resource from 2003 provides a useful guide to promoting equity for both men and women in the workplace.

"Are there any differences in the way women and/or men use your service?..."

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Plan International: Because I Am A Girl (But What About The Boys?)

What About Boys Promoting gender-equality should start at a young age, according to Plan International. This resource provides an overview of the principles behind engaging boys and girls in gender equality.

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World Health Organisation: Engaging Males In Changing Gender Based Inequity In Health

WHO Health Inequity A review of programs undertaken by the World Health Organisation in engaging males in gender-based health.

This review assessed the effectiveness of programmes seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health and was driven by the following questions.

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