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TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 2, July 2015

July 1, 2015

In the second issue of TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation, the Independent Evaluation Office addresses a critical topic: women’s economic empowerment, a critical subject not only for achieving gender equality but also for overall development and poverty reduction. More

Annual Report 2014-2015

June 26, 2015

The Annual Report documents UN Women's work to foster women's empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization's initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 1, June 2015

June 15, 2015

TRANSFORM is the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation. Published by the Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women, it aims to communicate good practices on gender-responsive evaluations, as well as evaluation findings on what works for gender equality. More

Impact stories and thematic briefs

May 12, 2015

The Thematic briefs outline UN Women’s work in key areas, such as Peace and Security, and Economic Empowerment, focusing on solutions and illustrating selected results. The second set of briefs, dubbed Impact stories, illustrate the human impact of a selection of UN Women programmes implemented at the global, regional or national level. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

April 27, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

April 23, 2015

The UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations. Although specific to UN Women evaluation processes, the Evaluation Handbook may be useful to international development evaluators and professionals, particularly those working on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. More

Championing Gender Equality in the HIV Response: The experiences of five programme countries

April 7, 2015

This advocacy kit summarizes the results and lessons learned from Cambodia, Jamaica, Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Rwanda under the European Commission – UN Women programme, entitled "Supporting Gender Equality in the Context of HIV and AIDS (2009-2013)". The programme demonstrated transformational changes that can result from targeted investments towards implementing commitments on gender equality in the HIV response and empowering women and girls, especially those living with HIV. More

Beijing+20: Past, present and future. The representation of women and the United Nations system

March 9, 2015

The Beijing Platform for Action mandates the full participation of women in the decision-making, including within the UN system. Twenty years later, statistical trends and future projections on representation within the UN system are analysed, and action points to overcome obstacles and accelerate progress are presented. More

Summary Report: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action turns 20

February 20, 2015

Progress, challenges and lessons learned on realizing gender equality, the empowerment of women and human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are analysed in this summary of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, prepared by UN Women. More

Gender Mainstreaming In Development Programming

February 20, 2015

This publication displays how the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action commits all stakeholders in development policies and programmes, including United Nations entities, Member States, the international development community and civil society actors, to take action. More

International experiences in elaborating public budgets with a gender perspective

January 28, 2015

This booklet presents the cases of Australia, South Africa, Ecuador, Italy, Morocco, Nepal and the earmarking of resources in Mexico, and focuses on successful tools to accelerate progress towards gender equality. More

Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective

January 28, 2015

"Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective" contains the main elements for mainstreaming gender in planning the public budget in Mexico, explains its application step by step, and also includes an example of a problem tree and logical framework matrix with a gender perspective. More

Conceptual references for gender-responsive budgeting

January 28, 2015

"Conceptual references for gender-responsive budgeting" explains basic concepts such as gender, public budget, gender, gender equality, gender-responsive budgeting. It also details the lines of action and regulatory framework in Mexico at the federal level in this area. More

Budgets with a gender perspective at federal and state levels in Mexico

January 27, 2015

The publication is an introduction to the process of mainstreaming gender in public budgeting and synthesizes the Mexican experience, from signing international human rights treaties to actions at federal and state levels in harmonizing gender-responsive laws, policies and budgets. More

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Beijing +5 Political Declaration and Outcome

January 19, 2015

Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption. More

Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls

December 9, 2014

Prosecutors play a critical role in the criminal justice response to violence against women and girls. In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the updated Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Women in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (General Assembly resolution 65/228, annex) which provide a comprehensive policy framework to assist States in developing responses and carrying out actions to eliminate violence against women and to promote gender equality within the criminal justice system. More

Extracting Equality — A Guide

November 3, 2014

Extracting Equality — A Guide is a practical tool which assists individuals and organizations involved in the extractive industries in integrating gender into each stage of the extractive value chain. At each step, the toolkit offers a clear picture of the specific considerations to make and questions to ask in order to ensure women are not left out of natural resource governance. More

The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development

October 16, 2014

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development. More

The Global Economic Crisis and Gender Equality

September 8, 2014

The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and subsequent austerity policies have jeopardized the realization of women’s economic and social rights. The resulting job losses, decreased social services, and increased economic insecurity have weakened the capacity of people to perform unpaid care work. In this paper, UN Women calls on States to meet their human rights obligations by taking a transformative approach to economic and social policy and designing recovery policies that promote gender equality and women’s rights. More

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