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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

Gender and the role of women in Colombia's peace process

07 February 2017

The promises and visions articulated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent UN resolutions and position papers that recognize the connection between gender equity and women’s participation in all aspects of peace processes and peacebuilding on the one hand, and international peace and security on the other, have not been fulfilled. Nonetheless, these resolutions have opened the way for advocacy that has had some successes in specific contexts. Colombia offers one such case. More

Female genital mutilation/cutting and violence against women and girls: Strengthening the policy linkages between different forms of violence

07 February 2017

This policy note explores policy and programming interlinkages between different forms of violence and considers entry points in the areas of (i) national legislation, (ii) prevention strategies, (iii) response for survivors, and (iv) data and evidence, for increased coordination and collaboration to advance the objectives of ending both female genital mutilation/cutting and other forms of violence against women and girls, in particular intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. More

Women migrant workers' journey through the margins: Labour, migration and trafficking

06 February 2017

This report provides a detailed account of the lived realities of women migrant workers. The report focuses on specific sectors with high concentrations of women migrant workers, as well as the global issue of trafficking, to illuminate the gender-specific vulnerabilities and risks faced by women throughout their migration trajectory, and highlights the agency of women workers as they navigate challenges to claiming labour and human rights across borders. More

Women working worldwide: A situational analysis of women migrant workers

06 February 2017

This report reviews migration systems through the use of legal reviews and legislative comparison, providing an analysis of existing mechanisms, frameworks, legislation and policies vis-à-vis women migrant workers, with particular attention paid to the alignment of national legislation with international frameworks, like CEDAW. The report concludes by providing a set of recommendations aimed at global and regional actors, including the ratification of international treaties, enforcement of CEDAW and the creation of a new international instrument to promote the rights of women migrant workers. More

Strengthening organizational structure for delivering gender equality results: Corporate evaluation of the regional architecture of UN Women

24 January 2017

This evaluation brings to light important findings, conclusions and recommendations on the implementation of the regional architecture that can enhance UN Women’s contribution to gender equality. More

Unsettling bargains? Power-sharing and the inclusion of women in peace negotiations

12 January 2017

The report draws on a new dataset from the Peace Agreement Access tool PA-X together with gender quota data from the Quota Project (www.quotaproject.org). This report responds to what the author suggests is an urgent need to develop clearer conceptual thinking on the relationship of women’s equality to power-sharing in the peace and security field. It also responds to a need to work towards more systematic empirical evaluation of the relationship. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 9, February 2017

11 January 2017

Issue no. 9 of TRANSFORM focuses on the regional architecture of UN Women. UN Women was designed with a regional architecture that aims to maximize the organization’s ability to deliver on its mandate. More

Poster: Security Council resolutions: Women peace and security

06 January 2017

The Women, Peace and Security UN Security Council Resolutions poster provides a helpful overview of each of the eight women, peace and security resolutions, and pulls out key provisions for each resolution. The poster is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Georgian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. More

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