Eight Principles for Gender Transformation

Gender-transformative health promotion draws upon work being conducted in other settings including international development, women’s health activism, health care reform, and decolonisation practices. The principles below help inform gender-transformative actions in health promotion. They are drawn from promising practices in health promotion and women’s health, and make connections to other fields. They ensure that health promotion outcomes are meaningful for women of diverse backgrounds and that the outcomes promote positive encounters with the health system.

Gender transformative health promotion interventions are:

  1. Evidence-based
  2. Equity-oriented
  3. Action-oriented
  4. Women-centred
  5. Culturally-safe
  6. Trauma-informed
  7. Harm-reduction oriented
  8. Strengths-based

 

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