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How to design projects to end violence against women and girls

July 29, 2015

This toolkit was developed by UN Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund (Pacific Fund) in response to requests by stakeholders for practical, user-friendly materials and resources that would help them design and implement successful projects to end violence against women and girls. More

Fund for Gender Equality 2014 Annual Report

July 23, 2015

In 2014, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 67 active programmes in 60 countries and reached over 310,000 direct beneficiaries. The 2014 Annual report highlights key aggregated results of FGE's active programmes, lessons learned from grantees and emerging promising practices in the strategies used by its partners. More

WCARO à la une 2014: Annual review of UN Women’s work in West and Central Africa

July 14, 2015

The regional annual report "WCARO à la une" showcases UN Women’s work and developments in the advancement of gender equality across West and Central Africa. More

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Annual Report 2014

July 14, 2015

The first Annual Report produced by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific documents its work across 32 countries in 2014. More

Handbook on Costing Gender Equality

July 13, 2015

Handbook on Costing Gender Equality is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to costing gender equality priorities. It responds to the growing global demand for concrete methodologies to estimate the financing gaps and requirements for achieving gender equality commitments and builds on UN Women's decade long work on gender responsive planning and budgeting. More

Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Participation

July 8, 2015

The Guide examines the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across the electoral cycle. The Guide is directed to electoral administrations and the international assistance providers, and highlights the important work being carried out by offering concrete examples of steps that can be taken to remove remaining barriers that continue to affect women’s participation in electoral processes. More

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes

July 7, 2015

Based on evidence gathered directly from crisis-affected populations, “The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes” study presents a compelling case that gender equality programming makes a positive contribution to improving humanitarian outcomes. The study also provides practical recommendations on the best means to integrate gender equality programming into future humanitarian interventions in ways that strengthen effectiveness and inclusiveness. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women annual report 2014

July 7, 2015

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women annual report documents the work of the UNTF grantees around the world in 2014. It highlights progress that grantees are making to prevent, address, and end violence against women and girls in all its forms. The annual report draws on the UNTF monitoring missions carried out during 2014, annual evaluation reports from grantees and discussions with partners and donors. More

Discussion Papers Series

July 6, 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

Expanding health-care access in the United States

July 6, 2015

This paper focuses on ways in which women in the United States have been and will be impacted by the passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 and is released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Gender equality and human rights

July 6, 2015

The paper introduces a four-dimensional approach to substantive equality and how it can be used to evaluate the impact of social and economic policies on women to determine how to make the economy 'work for women' and advance gender equality. This paper was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 and is released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

The gender dimensions of pension systems: Policies and constraints for the protection of older women

July 6, 2015

This paper documents the pervasiveness of women’s lack of income security in old age across a large number of countries, but also points to a number of important policy measures that can be taken to address gender pension gaps. 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

Child-related financial transfers and early childhood education and care

July 6, 2015

This paper examines policies for the support of families with children, in particular child-related financial transfers and early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, primarily in Western European and other Organisation for Economic Co-coperation and Development (OECD) countries. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016, and is released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

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

Gender, remittances and asset accumulation in Ecuador and Ghana

June 1, 2015

This study constitutes a pioneering effort to measure whether women accumulate physical and financial assets as either remittance managers or migrants themselves. Based on household asset surveys in Ecuador and Ghana, the authors find that women have fared as well as men in their ability to acquire assets through remittances or savings earned abroad, but overall, a relatively small share of migrant households are able to accumulate assets, a finding requiring the attention of policymakers. More

Who borrows? An analysis of gender, debt and assets in Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India

June 1, 2015

This study examines the borrowing behaviour of women and men within households in Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India, and investigates whether the correlates of having asset debt differ for women and men. It provides answers to interesting questions, such as where they borrow from (formal versus informal sources) and whether the person responsible for the loan is involved in the decision to take out the loan. More

Shocks, assets and social protection: A gendered analysis of Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India

June 1, 2015

This study explores the shocks experienced by households and the coping strategies employed by them in Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India. It emphasizes the role of assets, showing how these may be directly lost as a result of a shock or may be used as part of a coping strategy. It finds that women and men living in the same household may experiences shocks differently and use different coping strategies. 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

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