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Health Equity in a Globalizing EraPast Challenges, Future Prospects$
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Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198835356

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198835356.001.0001

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The gendered face of global health

The gendered face of global health

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(p.296) Chapter 13 The gendered face of global health
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Health Equity in a Globalizing Era
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Ronald Labonté

Arne Ruckert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0013

Globalization’s misallocation of opportunities and risks applies not only between countries, but within them. One of those that stand out applies to women and girls. There are gendered health implications of globalization for men, but a longer litany of gender inequities in the social distribution and practices of power manifest in health inequalities facing women. Concern for women’s health has also assumed global policy prominence for at least the past three decades. Despite gains in child and some maternal health outcomes over this period, gendered health inequities are still unnecessarily large and derive from persistent (in some instances worsening) inequalities in the allocation of resources essential to health, such as income and food security. These structural curtailments on women’s well-being, many of them grounded in globalization processes, have not prevented mobilizing counter-measures; nor have they been devoid of some elements of female empowerment, notably in new employment opportunities for women.

Keywords:   gender, gender mainstreaming, gender empowerment, women’s health, Beijing Declaration, sexual and reproductive health, EPZs, intersectionality, microcredit

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