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A framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women

25 November 2015

Prevention cannot be a short-term effort, but rather an endeavour that requires ongoing commitment from governments and other stakeholders, increased research to inform and monitor progress, and persistent action that addresses violence against women at its source. The joint UN framework draws together contemporary knowledge and practice in violence prevention. Its focus is on addressing the root causes as well as risk and protective factors associated with violence against women. More

Step it up for gender equality: How business and philanthropic leaders can be game changers for women

09 November 2015

This brochure highlights the best ways for philanthropic and business leaders to drive transformative change through ideas, actions and financial commitments. More

Recommendations for action against gender-related killing of women and girls

26 October 2015

This booklet on the gender-related killing of women presents the recommendations for action on the issue and the tools and assistance offered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UN-Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Population Fund to implement them. More

The Cost of Agricultural Productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

15 October 2015

This report provides a unique quantification of the costs in terms of lost growth opportunities and an estimate of what societies, economies, and communities would gain if the gender gap in agriculture is addressed. The findings of this report are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Africa as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. Consider this: closing the gender gap in agricultural productivity could potentially lift as many as 238,000 people out of poverty in Malawi, 80,000 people in Tanzania, and 119,000 people in Uganda. More

Impact stories and thematic briefs

06 October 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

UN Women Private Sector Accountability Framework (UNW-PSAF)

25 September 2015

UN Women has developed a provisional tool, the UN Women Private Sector Accountability Framework, to encourage and aid private sector partners to benchmark their own performance over time, locate and systematically monitor their progress in implementing gender equality considerations into their business, and highlight their strengths and potential areas for improvement. More

UN Women Training Centre Annual Report 2014

22 September 2015

UN Women Training Centre Annual Report showcases the results achieved by the UN Women Training Centre in 2014. More

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On

22 September 2015

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On analyses how training for gender equality has evolved from the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) to the present day. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 5, October 2015

22 September 2015

Issue 5 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases the insights, conclusions and ways forward to the “Review of corporate gender equality evaluation in the UN system.” This review captured validated learning on gender mainstreaming within the UN system from 17 external corporate gender equality evaluations completed between 2006 and 2014. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 4, September 2015

21 September 2015

What can we learn from 21 evaluations managed by UN Women in 2014? What are the good practices and lessons learned to achieve gender equality? Issue 4 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” synthetises the key learning from UN Women evaluations, and presents them in a user-friendly manner. More

Discussion papers series

21 September 2015

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section of UN Women, to provide grounded, fresh and robust perspectives on some of the contemporary challenges to achieving gender equality and women’s rights, and offer insights into policy innovations that are making a difference in women’s lives. More

Are governments catching up? Work-family policy and inequality in Latin America

21 September 2015

This paper examines government policies that aim to balance work and family life, focusing on employment based leaves and early childhood education and care services in Latin America. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Economic Growth and Social Reproduction: Gender inequality as cause and consequence

21 September 2015

This paper examines how growth, social reproduction and gender equality are connected in ways that make paid and unpaid care work a key determinant of macroeconomic policy outcomes, growth and development. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Falling through the Net? Gender and social protection in the Pacific

21 September 2015

This paper analyzes the gender dimensions of social protection in three countries in the Pacific region – Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu – and explores how best to approach social protection so as to promote gender equality rather than risk reinscribing prevailing gender inequalities. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Monitoring Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

17 September 2015

As a result of a wide-ranging consultation process with United Nations Member States, civil society and international organizations, this position paper sets out UN Women’s suggestions for global indicators to effectively monitor how the SDGs are being implemented for women and girls. More

Enabling Women’s Contributions to the Indian Ocean Rim Economies

16 September 2015

This report identifies some of the key trends and critical issues for the Indian Ocean Rim Association Member States to address in support of women’s substantive gender equality and economic advancement. It provides an overview of existing data on key aspects of women’s economic empowerment in Indian Ocean Rim countries using publicly available and comparable data. More

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

11 September 2015

This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes. More

Proceedings Report UN Women's Safe Cities Global Leaders' Forum 2015

11 September 2015

The following report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Leaders’ Forum “Safe Cities for Women and Girls in Action: Implementation Essentials and Key Takeaways”, which was held at the Lalit Hotel, in New Delhi, from 10-12 June, 2015, in commemoration of Beijing+20. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 3, August 2015

31 August 2015

In the third issue of “TRANSFORM — The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation,” the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office aims to make more accessible good practices and lessons learned from the recently concluded “Evaluation of UN Women’s normative support work and its operational linkages.” More

UN Women Americas and the Caribbean - results achieved in 2014

21 August 2015

This report aims to highlight some of the key results from 2014 and provide a snapshot of UN Women´s contributions towards achieving full equality and human rights for all women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean. More

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