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TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 1, June 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

TRANSFORM is the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation. Published by the Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women, it aims to communicate good practices on gender-responsive evaluations, as well as evaluation findings on what works for gender equality. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Monday, April 27, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

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

Thursday, April 23, 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

Beijing+20: Past, present and future. The representation of women and the United Nations system

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Beijing Platform for Action mandates the full participation of women in the decision-making, including within the UN system. Twenty years later, statistical trends and future projections on representation within the UN system are analysed, and action points to overcome obstacles and accelerate progress are presented. More

Summary Report: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action turns 20

Friday, February 20, 2015

Progress, challenges and lessons learned on realizing gender equality, the empowerment of women and human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are analysed in this summary of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, prepared by UN Women. More

Gender mainstreaming In development programming

Friday, February 20, 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

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 (2014)

Monday, August 25, 2014

This report (A/69/346) 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 on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress. 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

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