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Title: Regional Meeting on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), Dakar, Senegal, 9


1
Regional Meeting on Implementation of the WHO
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO
FCTC), Dakar, Senegal, 912 October 2012
UN Women and its role in assisting Parties with
mainstreaming of gender sensitive policies and
programmes at country level in the context of WHO
  • Dr Mariam Tendou Kamara, R.Ph
  • HIV Focal point
  • UN Women in West Africa

2
UN Women Overview Mandate and Priority Areas
  • UN Womens Mandate
  • 5 Key Priorities/Thematic areas
  • Co Sponsor of UNAIDS as of 2012
  • H4/HHA
  • UN Women in Health
  • Since 2008, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), United
    Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), World Health
    Organization (WHO) and The World Bank, later
    joined by UNAIDS and very recently by UN Women,
    have joined forces to become the Health 4 (H4)
  • Gender Equality HHA ensures that gender equality
    is an integral part of all activities and
    mainstreamed throughout all processes.

3
Why equity in Tobacco control?
Gender is defined as the social, economic, and
cultural construct of the relations between men
and women, and, as such, it underlies the social
construction of tobacco promotion, consumption,
treatment, and health services. Gender
inequality contributes to womens lack of
participation in health policy decision-making.
Gender inequality is embedded in institutions
at many levels, from the household to
macroeconomic structures.
4
Why a gender sensitive perspective?
  • The emphasis given to men reflects gender
    discrimination and the inequality underlying many
    tobacco control programmes.
  • When women are held responsible for reproductive
    health, much less medical attention has been paid
    to the negative health effects of paternal
    smoking on fertility and the health of the fetus.
  • The majority of victims of second-hand smoke
    (SHS) are women and children, exposed in their
    homes through the smoking of men.
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Smoking Cessation
    programs, concludes that for female users of
    tobacco and their partners, pregnancy represents
    an opportunity to quit

5
HOW
  • Integrating a gender perspective into tobacco
    control requires an analysis of how biological,
    social, economic, and cultural factors influence
    health risks and outcomes and lead to different
    needs for males and females.
  • A gender framework for tobacco control focuses
    attention on the social, cultural, and economic
    factor underlying tobacco use among women
    throughout the life-course.
  • Gender Responsive planning and budgeting to be
    reinforced through training of key actors
    involved at various levels of planning

6
Entry points for action
  • Governments must improve coordination with
    national agencies and stakeholders for womens
    affairs, provide adequate financing, and apply
    indicators for gender equality in national
    planning.
  • Gender mainstreaming of policies is more likely
    to succeed if gender experts are included at
    senior policy levels. Budgeting for gender
    equality
  • requires development of sensitive, cost-effective
    indicators
  • and baseline data disaggregated by age as well as
    by sex

7
UN Women support Part 1
  • Current examples of interventions
  • UN Women and the Muskoka Program applying the
    principles of gender sensitive programming to
    influence the social determinants on maternal
    mortality through the fight against Gender Based
    Violence
  • With UN Women support and the Italian Cooperation
    the Ministry of Women Affairs in Mali developed a
    strategy to combat violence against women and
    girls, accompanied by an action plan to guide
    interventions and enable consistency in the
    strategies adopted.
  • In June 2011, the National Popular Assembly (ANP)
    of Guinea-Bissau approved a law prohibiting
    female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C).
    (had been on the table for discussion for 16
    years, before it was ultimately approved by 64
    votes in favor to 1 vote against).

8
UN Women support Part 2
  • Providing Technical support
  • In Harmonizing national policies and machineries
    in integrating gender specific issues affecting
    women and children through the Ministries of
    Health, and Gender
  • Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation at
    various levels
  • Responding to specific needs at community level
    in the planning processes

9
THANK YOU
  • For your Kind attention!
  • To Find Out more on UN Women in West Africa
  • www.unwomenwestafrica.blog.com
  • Worldwide
  • www.unwomen.org
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