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Recommendations for addressing women's human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

14 March 2017

This document provides recommendations that underline the need for a human rights-based and gender-responsive approach to migration governance and give clear direction on the full inclusion of women’s rights in the formulation and implementation of the global compact on safe, orderly and regular 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

CEDAW-based legal review of migration and anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines

13 October 2016

This review comprised chiefly of desk research. To determine whether the Philippines has complied with its state obligations, the study used the UN-identified CEDAW indicators contained in the handbook entitled Do Our Laws Promote Gender Equality? More

Formulating and implementing gender-responsive and coherent migration and anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines

13 October 2016

This CEDAW-based legal review of the Magna Carta of migrant workers and the anti-trafficking laws in the Philippines is indispensable to give concrete recommendations on improving laws that protect women migrant workers. It aims to identify gender discrimination in laws and underscore state obligations to address existing gender discrimination in laws. More

Guide on mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective

27 July 2016

This Guide discusses how migration is mainstreamed into the Philippines development framework, particularly from a gender perspective. This requires mainstreaming M&D issues in every phase of the development planning cycle. More

Brief on mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective

27 July 2016

This brief discusses how migration is mainstreamed into the Philippines development framework, particularly from a gender perspective. This requires mainstreaming migration and development (M&D) issues in every phase of the development planning cycle. More

Guide on NGOs that provide services to migrants

01 June 2016

This publication presents results from a Moldovan study on services provided for migrants, including returnee women. It provides key recommendations for actions to improve services destined to migrants, particularly to returnee women, and to create a dialogue platform for migrant women to access existing services. Furthermore, it includes a list of the most relevant NGOs that provide services for migrants in Moldova, including contact details and information about specific services offered. More

Brief on formulating and implementing gender-responsive migration, labour and trafficking laws in Moldova

01 June 2016

This brief focuses on providing legal recommendations for the formulation and implementation of gender-responsive migration, labour, and trafficking laws. After summarizing some background information, the brief provides general recommendations for governments and related agencies. It further gives more detailed suggestions for countries of origin, transit and destination. 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

Mexico’s commitment to the human rights of women migrant workers

17 February 2016

This publication seeks to contribute to the level of harmonization between national policies and international standards of human rights of women migrant workers and to improve the accountability of States Parties in their compliance with international conventions. It is also an instrument for the preparation of reports on Mexico's commitments in 2016 for the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against Women) and CMW (Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families) committees. 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, migration and development in the Republic of Moldova – A policy paper

01 January 2016

This policy paper deals with the link between women’s migration and development in the Republic of Moldova. It provides background information about Moldovan female labour migration, examines the impact it has on national development, and analyses relevant national development policies. Based on the results of the study, recommendations for national policies to promote and protect the rights of women migrant workers are made. More

Resolution: Migrants in business – fair of entrepreneurial proposals

18 December 2015

This paper provides a short overview of the first meeting of returned Moldovan migrants and public authorities, held on International Migrant Day, 18 December 2015. The event facilitated an open dialogue between migrant women, family members of returned migrants and donors. Furthermore, all participants agreed upon six recommendations on migrants’ key reintegration issues through entrepreneurship opportunities, which will be forwarded to relevant government officials. 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

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