Accepted paper:

Gender and health strategies for development undertaken by national governments and multilateral actors in the context of African countries where Portuguese is the official language (PALOP)

Author:

Libertad Jiménez (Universidad de Extremadura)

Paper short abstract:

African Countries of Portuguese Official Language have adopted, with influential multilateral actors in these countries, a number of Gender and Health Strategies for Development since the imposition of mainstreaming the gender perspective by ECOSOC in 1997.

Paper long abstract:

The objective of this investigation, inserted in the project "Gender and therapeutic pluralism women's access to private health sector in Africa" funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), is figure out what the framework reference of Gender and Health Strategies Development undertaken by national governments and multilateral actors in the context of African Countries of Portuguese Official Language (PALOP). In defining the main objective takes into account the following initial research questions: (1) find a common dynamic in Gender and Health Strategies Development defined by national governments and multilateral actors in the context of PALOP? And (2) What theoretical perspectives on gender and health (Wellness Approach, Women in Development Approach and Gender and Development Approach) that reflect the Gender and Health Strategies Development defined by national governments and multilateral actors in the context of PALOP? It also takes into account the theoretical basis of three key concepts for the development of research: (1) sexual rights (International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2008), (2) reproductive rights (UN, 1995) and (3) sexual and reproductive health (WHO, 2004).

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Health and governance in sub-Saharan Africa