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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

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Youth

19 December 2016

CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. This resource explains why CEDAW is important to youth, describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world and summarizes the articles of CEDAW, including the specific forms of discrimination that must be ended and how CEDAW is implemented and monitored. More

Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality

03 May 2016

The Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality aims to make both an empirical and an analytical contribution to the field of training for gender equality. 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

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

Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence

10 December 2015

The Essential services package forms part of the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. This programme is a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC which aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence. This programme is supported by the Governments of Australia and Spain. More

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

Guidebook on CEDAW general recommendation no. 30 and the UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security

04 August 2015

This Guidebook aims to increase knowledge about the CEDAW Committee’s landmark General recommendation no. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, and the Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, and how these frameworks can be used to strengthen and reinforce each other. The Guidebook provides information on the content of the General Recommendation and the Security Council resolutions and on the reporting and monitoring mechanisms. More

Handbook on costing gender equality

13 July 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

UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

23 April 2015

The UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations. Although specific to UN Women evaluation processes, the Evaluation Handbook may be useful to international development evaluators and professionals, particularly those working on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. More

Gender mainstreaming In development programming

20 February 2015

This publication displays how the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action commits all stakeholders in development policies and programmes, including United Nations entities, Member States, the international development community and civil society actors, to take action. More

Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective

28 January 2015

"Towards a logical framework methodology with a gender perspective" contains the main elements for mainstreaming gender in planning the public budget in Mexico, explains its application step by step, and also includes an example of a problem tree and logical framework matrix with a gender perspective. More

Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links: Virtual institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 2)

22 January 2015

The objective of this volume is to explain to readers how to carry out empirical analysis of the impact of trade on gender inequality. More

Handbook on effective prosecution responses to violence against women and girls

09 December 2014

Prosecutors play a critical role in the criminal justice response to violence against women and girls. In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the updated Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Women in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (General Assembly resolution 65/228, annex) which provide a comprehensive policy framework to assist States in developing responses and carrying out actions to eliminate violence against women and to promote gender equality within the criminal justice system. More

Extracting equality — a guide

03 November 2014

Extracting Equality — A Guide is a practical tool which assists individuals and organizations involved in the extractive industries in integrating gender into each stage of the extractive value chain. At each step, the toolkit offers a clear picture of the specific considerations to make and questions to ask in order to ensure women are not left out of natural resource governance. More

Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women (femicide/feminicide)

27 October 2014

The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. Its main objective is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court. More

Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

09 July 2014

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. This Guide has been elaborated with the intent of integrating gender equality, human rights and interculturality approaches into the UN Women evaluation cycle. It is a practical tool for those who undertake, manage and/or use evaluations. More

Guidance note of the United Nations Secretary-General: Reparations for conflict‐related sexual violence

01 June 2014

This note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence, including activities to advocate for and/or support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of reparation programmes and initiatives directed at victims of conflict-related sexual violence. The note is intended to complement other relevant UN tools and guidance notes, in particular the notes on the UN approach to rule of law assistance and to transitional justice. More

Reproductive rights are human rights: A handbook for national human rights institutions

01 January 2014

The purpose of this handbook is to provide national human right institutions with tools and guidance on how to integrate reproductive rights into their work. More

Guide on gender mainstreaming: Energy and climate change projects

01 January 2014

The guide aims at helping the staff of United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s Energy and Climate Change Branch (ECC) to apply a gender perspective into their work and, more specifically, to mainstream gender throughout the project cycle. The guide can also be useful for national and local counterparts, agencies, international and private-sector partners, and individual experts who work closely with the ECC branch on issues of interest. More

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