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

Thursday, January 22, 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

Unfolding the links: Virtual Institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 1)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This teaching material explores the consequences of trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. More

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Beijing +5 Political Declaration and Outcome

Monday, January 19, 2015

Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption. More

Looking at trade policy through a 'gender lens': Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

Monday, December 1, 2014

This paper presents summaries of the seven country case studies undertaken by UNCTAD during the period 2010-2014 on the topic of trade liberalization from a gender perspective. The case studies are on Rwanda, The Gambia, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Angola, Bhutan and Uruguay. The studies are part of UNCTAD’s activities on trade, gender, and development carried out by the organization in accordance with its mandate. More

Extracting equality — a guide

Monday, November 3, 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

The state of the world’s children 2015: Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The State of the World’s Children calls for   brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation – and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be taken to scale to benefit every child. More

The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development. More

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

Tuesday, October 14, 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

The Global Economic Crisis and Gender Equality

Monday, September 8, 2014

The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and subsequent austerity policies have jeopardized the realization of women’s economic and social rights. The resulting job losses, decreased social services, and increased economic insecurity have weakened the capacity of people to perform unpaid care work. In this paper, UN Women calls on States to meet their human rights obligations by taking a transformative approach to economic and social policy and designing recovery policies that promote gender equality and women’s rights. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Rwanda? A gender perspective

Monday, September 1, 2014

The study, Who is Benefiting from Trade Liberalization in Rwanda? A Gender Perspective, attempts to assess the impacts of Rwanda's trade policies on women and examines their role the country's economy. The report found that Rwanda has acknowledged the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment as tools for development and has made remarkable advances in furthering the status of women and girls - especially in education and political participation. More

Hidden in plain sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children

Monday, September 1, 2014

Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: violence undermines children's future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children. More

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/346)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/140, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during  the reporting period from 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013, including progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress. More

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

Wednesday, July 9, 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

Annual Report 2013–2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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

Gender Equality Capacity Assessment Tool

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Capacity Assessment Tool seeks to assess the understanding, knowledge and skills that a given organization and its staff have on gender equality and women's empowerment, and on the organization’s gender architecture and gender policy. More

Within Our Reach: Solutions to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Friday, June 13, 2014

This publication introduces the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, documenting examples of the work of partners, and project results. More

Strategic Plan 2014–17: Making this the century for women and gender equality

Sunday, June 1, 2014

This brochure summarizes UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014–2017 and presents the organization’s vision, goals and plan of action in a number of critical areas to support gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. More

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

Sunday, June 1, 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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo (A/HRC/26/38)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The present report focuses broadly on developments in the United Nations regarding violence against women, its causes and consequences, over approximately 20 years. More

Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post -2015 Policy Brief No.3)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The aim of this policy brief is to highlight some linkages between gender and economics, especially trade, in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and propose future targets and indicators for the areas covered by Goals 3 and 8. Indeed, only if women are economically empowered can they benefit from the opportunities arising from expanded trade. In turn, trade can play its role of “enabler” of development if flanking economic and social policies are in place. More

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