This document explains the need for mainstreaming of gender across the core principles and strategic priorities of Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030). Its purpose is twofold:

  1.  to improve awareness and understanding of how gender-related barriers can affect immunization programme performance; and
  2.  to provide practical “how to” concepts, tools and methods, and actions that can be used to effectively integrate a gender perspective into immunization programmes.

This is a user-friendly resource for everyone engaged in supporting, managing or implementing immunization programmes – managers and service providers, as well as the staff of ministries of health and other sectors (e.g. ministries of education, ministries of gender, ministries of finance), civil society, international organizations and donor partners involved in realizing the IA2030 vision of a world where everyone, at every age fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being.