Resources for Sex and Gender Based Analysis

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Biology of Sex DifferencesManuscripts Regarding Sex and BiologyBiology of Sex Differences considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease.Visit resource
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Brining Gender and Diversity Analysis to our Work This checklist is an iterative process that aims to integrate biological, social, economic and cultural equity into healthy public policy and research. Visit resource
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Gender, Sex and Health Research Guide: A tool for CIHR Applicants The purpose of this tool is to give health researchers a framework for thinking through how gender and/or sex might be integrated into their research designs.Visit resource
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) What a Difference Sex and Gender Make The casebook is a resource of concrete examples — from across the gamut of health disciplines and topics — of how gender and sex considerations are being incorporated in health research and why this is important.Visit resource
Canadian International Development AgencyGender Equality Policy and ToolsThe goal of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)’s gender equality policy is to support the achievement of equality between women and men to ensure sustainable development. NOTE: CIDA is now part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development at the Government of Canada. Visit resource
Canadian Women's Health NetworkSex and Gender Based AnalysisThis list is a selection of Canadian and International resources available on the Internet to aid health researchers in understanding and using sex and gender based analysis (SGBA). Visit resource
Cochrane Collaborative Sex and Gender in Systematic Reviews Planning Tool This tool will help reviewers ask and answer questions on sex and gender based analysis when planning a systematic review.Visit resource
Cochrane Collaborative Why Sex and Gender Matter in Systematic ReviewsConsideration of sex and gender in health research is essential for informed decision-making, reduction of harm, and for the promotion of health equity; this brief guide helps define, understand and apply a sex and gender lens in research. It also includes a planning tool that can help integrate sex and gender when planning your work.Visit resource
The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) established a Gender Policy Committee The Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines The SAGER guidelines are a comprehensive procedure for reporting of sex and gender information in study design, data analyses, results and interpretation of findings. Visit resource
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Integrating gender issues in food security, agriculture and rural development The guidelines outline opportunities to incorporate gender into both program process (formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation) and project document. They include a general gender equality checklist as well as thematic checklists to mainstream gender in areas of cross-cutting importance for agriculture and rural development. A list of useful resources is also provided. Visit resource
GENDER-NET Manuals with guidelines on the integration of sex and gender analysis into research contents, recommendations for curricula development and indicators. This report is designed to assist national/regional research funding and performing organizations with the know-how to integrate sex and gender considerations into policies, programmes, plans and strategies, and to raise awareness about the importance of sex and gender in research and innovation. Visit resource
GENDER-NET Integrating the Gender Analysis into Research (IGAR) This site contains a set of tools to assist researchers and peers reviewers/evaluators with integrating sex and gender considerations into projects, programmes and policies, and provides more information about the importance of sex and gender in research and innovation. Visit resource
Gender Statistics Manual Integrating a Gender Perspective into StatisticsThe purpose of this manual is to provide methodological and analytical information necessary to improve the availability, quality, and use of gender statistics in countries with less developed statistical systems. The approach and the structure of the manual are constructed around the concept of gender mainstreaming in national statistics. The manual is targeted primarily to statisticians working in less developed national statistical systems and it can be used as resource material for training in gender statistics
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Gendered InnovationsMethods of Sex and Gender Analysis This section presents state-of-the-art methods of sex and gender analysis. Methods are applied in Case Studies.Visit resource
Health CanadaSex and Gender Based AnalysisHealth Canada uses a sex and gender based analysis to help integrate a sex and gender perspective into the development of health research, policies and programs, as well as health planning and decision-making processes. A link to current policies is also provided to inform the decision making process.
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Institute for Gender and Health (CIHR) Shaping Science for a Healthier WorldThe Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)’s mission is to foster research excellence regarding the influence of gender and sex on the health of women and men throughout life, and to apply these research findings to identify and address pressing health challenges. The IGH is part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The IGH created two videos that demonstrate the importance of adopting a sex and gender lens when conducting health research.
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League of European Research Universities Gendered Research and Innovation: Integrating Sex and Gender Analysis into the Research Process This advice paper outlines research areas with a clear need for sex and gender analysis in research and innovation (GRI), including health and medicine. It gives concrete examples of research projects that include a GRI dimension and looks at established or emerging practices for integrating sex and gender in university-based research settings and other organizational settings. Visit resource
The Learning NetworkIntersectionality The Learning Network uses a gender and anti-oppression analysis to understand violence against women. This foundational area of the Learning Network contains resources to further understanding of intersectionality and to promote application of a gender and anti-oppression analysis to violence against women (VAW) research, resource development, training and public education, and services.Visit resource
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Strategies to Address Gender Inequities This tool provides an overview of various strategies which have been used in policy and practice to address gender inequities in health. It covers topics such as strategies to promote and sustain gender equitable practice, developing a gender policy, and indicators for gender senstive planning.
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National Democratic InstituteA Guide to Gender-Analysis Frameworks This is a short guide to gender analysis tools and gender frameworks, including the Harvard Analytical Framework, the Moser Gender Analysis Framework and Gender Audit, and the Women’s Empowerment Framework.
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National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health The Science of Sex & Gender in Human Health Online Course Series This online series of courses was designed to create a permanent foundation for sex and gender accountability in medical research and treatment by enabling researchers, clinicians, and students in the health professions to integrate knowledge of sex and gender differences and similarities into their research and practice. Visit resource
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term CareHealth Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) is a decision support tool which walks users through the steps of identifying how a program, policy or similar initiative will impact population groups in different ways. The end goal is to maximize positive impacts and reduce negative impacts that could potentially widen health disparities between population groups—in short, more equitable delivery of the program, service, policy etc
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Public Health Agency of CanadaIncorporating Sex and Gender into Health Interventions (chapter 4)This chapter from the Public Health Agency of Canada gives examples of programs, policies and research that have incorporated sex and gender interventions into various health sectors such as mental health, healthy relationship grade school education, promoting healthy weights, aboriginal health and heart health. It also provides specific examples of organizations around Canada and globally that have successfully created various programs with a sex and gender based analysis.
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Research and Innovation - European CommissionGender in European Union Funded Research ToolkitThis toolkit and training package give the research community practical tools to integrate gender aspects into research, including equal opportunities for women and men and the gender dimension of research, thereby contributing to excellence in research.Visit resource
Routledge Women's and Gender StudiesGender Studies Collection This collection offers access to over 80 free articles that seek to highlight contributions on the subject of gender, feminism, identity, sexuality, and more. The articles are categorized into the below broad themes. Simply click on the subject area to access the article for free.
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Sex and Gender Women's Health CollaborativeFostering a Sex and Gender Approach to Medical and Educational Practice The Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative provides a digital library of evidence-based sex and gender educational resources. They also increase awareness that sex and gender matters for individuals, clinical outcomes, and in health systems. Additionally, they promote sex and gender related collaborations among diverse groups and individuals .Visit resource
SGBA eLearning Resource Rising to the Challenge This site features a number of free tutorials that will allow you to explore the core concepts and process of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA). Sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) rests on the understanding that both biology (sex) and society (gender) affect people’s lives and their health.
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Status of Women CanadaGender Based Analysis Guide"This gender based analysis is an update of the 1999 draft, and has been designed to assist researchers and organizations in developing policies and programs that are equitable to both men and women."Visit resource
Status of Women CanadaGender Based Analysis PlusThis interactive website answers many questions regarding the research process such as, Is sex the same thing as gender? What do assumptions have to do with it? How does a gender based analysis fit into my type of work? Visit resource
United Nations Population FundFrequently Asked Questions About GenderWhat is meant by “gender”?What is the difference between gender equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment? Why is it important to take gender concerns into account in terms of programme design and implementation? What is “gender mainstreaming”?Why is “gender equality” important? Is gender equality a concern for men? Visit resource
Univeristy of British Columbia, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex and Health Research This book is a textbook dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.Visit resource
Women's Health Research NetworkBetter Science with Sex and Gender: A Primer for Health ResearchThis primer provides pragmatic suggestions for how to successfully employ a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in health research. Specifically, it defines sex and gender, outlines some designs for operationalizing SGBA in health research, and offers numerous illustrations of already-generated knowledge that uses an SGBA approach. This primer is a broad, comprehensive guide that applies to all areas of health research, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) four pillars of health research — biomedical, clinical, health systems, and social and cultural dimensions of health — as well as areas of health policy.Visit resource
Women's Health Research NetworkIntersectionality - Moving Women's Health Research and Policy ForwardThe purpose of this primer is to explore the following question: How can health researchers, policy analysts, program and service managers, decision makers, and academics effectively apply an intersectional perspective to their day-to-day work? This primer specifically focuses on the applicability of intersectionality in the context of women’s health.Visit resource
Women's Policy OfficeGender Based Analysis ToolThis analysis provided by the Women's Policy Office is recognized for applying the benefits of gender inclusive analysis, as well as providing a method for aplpying gender inclusive research in policy and program analysis and development. Visit resource
World Bank Integrating a Gender Dimension into Monitoring & Evaluation of Rural Development Projects The World Bank’s rural development strategy (Rural Development:
From Vision to Action, 1997) recognizes the
importance of integrating gender into all aspects of rural
development as a crosscutting issue. This document presents an appropriate framework for assessing progress in achieving broad-based and inclusive rural development.
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