UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Estimating the cost of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

Posted on February 1, 2013

To demonstrate the economic effects of the enormous cost of violence against women, UN Women estimated the economic costs of domestic violence considering out-of-pocket expenditures that women incur to access medical treatment, police support, legal support, counseling, and judicial support, and the additional lost school fees if children miss school due to domestic violence experienced by their mothers. More

Fighting inequality from the basics: The social protection floor and gender equality

Posted on February 1, 2013

The focus of this report is the indispensability of the human right to social security in contributing to integration and conquering inequalities, which must be tackled across the board from a platform of national protection. More

UN Women Changing Lives in Africa 2012

Posted on February 1, 2013

The Changing Lives series was developed to show how UN Women is successfully changing the lives of women and their families in Africa. From Darfur, Sudan to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, women’s lives are being transformed through their own hard work and the support of UN Women programmes. More

Violence and Femicide in Mexico: Characteristics, trends and new expressions in the states of Mexico. 1985-2010

Posted on February 1, 2013

General Recommendation 19 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), explicitly specifies that “States parties should encourage the compilation of statistics and research on the extent, causes and effects of violence, and on the effectiveness of measures to prevent and deal with violence”; by virtue of which, one aspect of the work of UN Women consists of supporting the creation of knowledge based on empirical evidence, permitting greater support of public policy. More