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What can we learn from UN Women evaluations? A meta-analysis of evaluations managed by UN Women in 2014 and 2015

01 June 2016

This meta-analysis aggregated and synthesized information generated from 49 evaluations and transformed this evidence into accessible knowledge for future systematic strengthening of programming, organizational effectiveness and the evaluation function. The findings will also be used to inform the new Strategic Plan of UN Women (2018–2022) and contribute to better understanding of the context in which ongoing and new initiatives will be implemented. More

Indigenous women and the women, peace and security agenda

01 June 2016

Indigenous women have made remarkable contributions to the women, peace and security agenda, and have pioneered innovative approaches to conflict prevention and justice. Indigenous women’s experiences of intersectional discrimination, on the basis of their gender identity and minority status, also provide unique perspectives on conflict. These perspectives are a critical resource in our shared effort to build a more peaceful and inclusive world. More

Promoting the Rights, Needs and Agency of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action

10 May 2016

UN Women is committed to ensuring equality among all women, men, girls and boys affected by disasters, both as beneficiaries of humanitarian action and as contributors to its planning and implementation. This brochure provides an overview and examples of how UN Women promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment in its humanitarian work around the world. More

UN Women Training Centre Annual Report 2015

09 May 2016

The UN Women Training Centre 2015 Annual Report details results from the 27 courses offered by the UN Women Training Centre. It also highlights the role of the Training Centre as a training resource hub by delivering training of trainers and holding and Expert Group Meeting on training for gender equality. More

UN Women Training Centre 2016 Catalogue

03 May 2016

This is the 2016 UN Women Training Centre Catalogue of courses. More

Typology on Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Typology aims to support training commissioners to plan, develop, design, deliver and evaluate training-related activities. More

Coordinating for gender equality results: Corporate evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women

01 May 2016

UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office undertook this corporate evaluation to assess the progress made so far towards achieving GEEW results in the implementation of this dimension of its mandate, with the aim of informing future work. The evaluation covers all aspects of the UN coordination role and the articulation with the other dimensions of the mandate to support normative and operational work on GEEW at the global, regional and country levels. 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

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 6, March 2016

31 March 2016

As we have entered the era of the 2030 Agenda for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Issue no. 6 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases how gender-responsive evaluation has an important role to play to ensure “no one is left behind.” More

Restoring Dignity and Building Resilience: Monitoring Report of UN Women's Programming in Za'atari Refugee Camp (June-October 2015)

29 March 2016

UN Women Jordan’s cash-for-work programme in refugee camp settings—as part of its holistic response to the Syria crisis, seeks to restore dignity and normalcy to refugees by providing them ways to engage their skills and labour in refugee camp-based economies. The programme combines cash for assistance with the provision of social services such as day care, emergency medical support, life skills and remedial education and civic engagement, to provide a holistic approach to supporting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The report presented reflects the findings of programme monitoring undertaken in 2015. The data highlights the importance of engaging people productively to build gender equality and combat violence against women, while enhancing household dietary diversity and food security through increased household spending. More

Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan — Research Series Summary

22 March 2016

This brief summarizes the Fund for Gender Equality's three-country research series which focuses on grantee case studies in Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan. It offers cross-cutting highlights from the three full-length research briefs which comprise the series, including area-based findings, good practices and lessons learned. It also offers key conclusions and recommendations that aim to help women realize greater empowerment, equality and inclusive development. More

Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Lebanon

22 March 2016

Focusing on grantee case studies in Lebanon, this research series offers a more nuanced look at the opportunities and barriers to women’s economic empowerment in fragile contexts. Through area-based research, good practices and lessons learned, it outlines the local gender dimensions of fragility and offers a set of context-based recommendations to scale interventions that help women realize greater empowerment, equality and inclusive development. More

Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Guinea

22 March 2016

Focusing on grantee case studies in Guinea, this research series offers a more nuanced look at the opportunities and barriers to women’s economic empowerment in three fragile contexts. Through area-based research, good practices and lessons learned, it outlines the local gender dimensions of fragility and offers a set of context-based recommendations to scale interventions that help women realize greater empowerment, equality and inclusive development. More

Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Sudan

22 March 2016

Focusing on grantee case studies in Sudan, this research series offers a more nuanced look at the opportunities and barriers to women’s economic empowerment in three fragile contexts. Through area-based research, good practices and lessons learned, it outlines the local gender dimensions of fragility and offers a set of context-based recommendations to scale interventions that help women realize greater empowerment, equality and inclusive development. More

Guidance on country portfolio evaluations in UN Women

17 March 2016

The country portfolio evaluation guidance has been developed to assess UN Women’s contributions to results at country level while shifting the focus from activities and outputs towards medium/long-term results. More

Financing for gender equality in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

11 March 2016

This paper identifies a series of macro-level tools to create a supportive environment and generate the resources to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to gender equality. This paper was produced for an expert group meeting convened by UN Women on 'Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development', in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. More

Delivering development justice? Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

11 March 2016

This paper critically evaluates this potential contradiction with a focus on the key financing strategies of trade and investment liberalization, sovereign debt resolution, international private finance, and public-private partnerships, as well as the role of the global partnership for development. This paper was produced for an expert group meeting convened by UN Women on 'Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development', in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. More

Towards gender equality through sanitation access

11 March 2016

This discussion paper reviews the extensive literature on sanitation to show that inadequate access to this basic service prevents the realization of a range of human rights and of gender equality. This paper was featured at an event on Emerging Issues in Gender and WASH held during the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. 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

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