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Women in politics 2017 map

27 April 2017

The Women in politics 2017 map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2017. The map shows slow progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels. More

UN Women Virtual Skills School brochure

16 March 2017

This brochure introduces the reader to UN Women's Virtual Skills School initiative, an innovative approach to skills aqcuisition and education in the 21st Century through an open platform with diverse learning paths. More

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure

16 March 2017

Overview of UN Women's Buy from Women Enterprise Platform that links women farmers to information, markets and finance. Includes information on the major system features, product design, added value and vision for UN Women's work in this area. More

Shaping the international agenda: Raising women's voices in intergovernmental forums

14 March 2017

The publication aims to build knowledge on women’s participation in national delegations to meetings of international organizations’ governing bodies by analyzing the best practices undertaken at the national and international levels, including specific examples provided by several intergovernmental entities. Building on these efforts, the publication provides a set of recommendations to empower a wide range of gender-equality advocates to champion gender equality and gender balance. More

Recommendations for addressing women's human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

14 March 2017

A set of expert recommendations that provide a clear direction for ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are promoted and protected at all stages of migration, whilst simultaneously recognising their agency throughout the migration process. These recommendations seek to inform the formulation and implementation of the global compact for migration. More

The power of procurement: How to source from women-owned businesses

13 March 2017

With women-owned businesses securing less than one per cent of corporate purchasing expenditures, this timely guide sets out to highlight the challenges and barriers that exist today for women-owned businesses. The guide provides sensible, actionable steps that corporations can take with their strategic sourcing decisions and will help corporate purchasing executives evaluate the diversity of their supplier base in considering the potential of women-owned businesses. More

Why and how constitutions matter for advancing gender equality: Gains, gaps and policy implications

20 February 2017

This policy brief outlines the gains and gaps in gender-responsive constitution-making over the years, and the policy lessons that can be drawn from these for ongoing constitutional and post-constitutional reforms. More

Making social protection gender-responsive: Lessons from UN Women’s work in the Eastern Caribbean

20 February 2017

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on the strategies that were used by UN Women’s Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean to promote gender-responsive social protection in a context where reforms have been driven mainly by efforts to reduce public debt and promote economic competitiveness. More

The participation of women in the Mindanao peace process

16 February 2017

The participation of women in decision-making in peace processes is one of the pillars of UN Security Council resolution 1325. The Philippines has seen robust women’s participation in the peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In 2014, the parties signed a comprehensive peace agreement1 after 17 years of negotiations. The peace agreement was hailed for its strong provisions on women’s rights as well as for women’s political, social and economic participation. More

At what cost? Women migrant workers, remittances and development

15 February 2017

This report illustrates the nuanced interaction between women’s migration for labour, their scope of contributions to development and the economic, social and personal costs incurred throughout their migration highlighting the importance of labour and human rights to realizing the human development potential of women’s labour migration while critically considering what constitutes development: by whom, for whom, and at what cost. The report illustrates how gender mainstreaming of the migration for development model can enhance the protection of rights and opportunities for women migrant workers, and contribute to more inclusive and sustainable development. More

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