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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

Promoting Women's Participation in the Extractive Industries Sector: Examples of Emerging Good Practices

27 October 2016

The purpose of this publication is to showcase emerging good practices of promoting women’s participation in the extractive industries sector that have been successfully implemented by actors across the region and may be replicated by stakeholders committed to integrate gender issues into the extractive industries value chain and strategies. More

Policy Brief: Gender-Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines

01 April 2016

Based on the research paper on Gender-Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines, this policy brief aims to present a set of gender-sensitive policy recommendations and good practices for empowerment of Filipino women migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimension of remittances and development in the Philippines. More

Filipino Women Migrant Workers Fact Sheet

01 April 2016

This fact sheet provides information on Filipino women migrant workers, policy analysis of migration management and provide suggestions for potential areas of policy and programme interventions, partnerships and collaborations to enhance protection and promotion of Filipino women migrant workers’ rights. More

Tackling the gender pay gap: From individual choices to institutional change

02 March 2016

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on closing the gender pay gap and reducing inequality to promote social justice and extend state support to working parents. More

Redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services: A prerequisite for gender equality

02 March 2016

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services. More

The Indian labour market: A gender perspective

29 February 2016

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of trends in labour market outcomes of women in India. 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

Trade liberalization, social policy development and labour market outcomes of Chinese women and men in the decade after China’s accession to the World Trade Organization

29 February 2016

This paper analyses the trends in labour market outcomes of women and men in China in the decade after its accession to the World Trade Organization. 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

Women Migrant Workers' Human Rights

01 January 2016

UN Women's Transforming our Future series introduces brief thematic documents with the goal of raising awareness on the importance of addressing such problems as inequality, the legal framework that mandates women's human rights protection, as well as to promote solutions from all areas of society. This leaflet presents central international instruments for the protection of the human rights of women migrant workers, and describes the link between gender and migration. More

Gender equality, child development and job creation: How to reap the ‘triple dividend’ from early childhood education and care services

16 December 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations for realizing the triple dividend from early childhood education and care services. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016. More

Making national social protection floors work for women

16 December 2015

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on making social protection floors work for women. It draws on key findings of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women 2015–2016. 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

Gender Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines

01 August 2015

This publication provides analysis of sex-disaggregated data on remittance flows and patterns, and examines the gender dimensions of remittances and its intersections with specific social and economic contexts of the Philippines. It provides recommendations on potential areas for policy and programme interventions to response to the needs of Filipino women migrant workers at different levels – local, national, international. It also suggest areas for collaborations among different key stakeholders. More

Filipino Women in International Migration: Situation Analysis, Policy Context and International Mechanisms

01 August 2015

This publication aims to enhance the existing knowledge and resources on the current situation of the Filipino migrant workers with particular attention to the gender dimensions of migration. It includes accessible sex-disaggregated data and analysis of women migrants’ profiles. More

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

06 July 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

Policy Paper: Gender, Migration and Development in the Philippines

08 January 2015

This paper highlights the current situation of Filipino women migrant workers with gender analysis and examines their social and economic contributions to Philippines’ development. More

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

14 October 2014

This report is a preliminary assessment of the gender-specific impact of transnational corporations. It focuses mainly on gender equality, spanning the wage and employment impact of TNCs, and the related potential for women's empowerment. More

Employment trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery

21 January 2014

The study offers the latest and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty, gender gaps and vulnerable employment. More

Domestic Workers Count Too: Implementing Protections for Domestic Workers

01 March 2013

This Briefing Kit “Domestic Workers Count Too: Implementing Protection for Domestic Workers,” is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of local and overseas domestic workers and their support groups. More

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