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Women living with HIV speak out against violence

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable violation of basic human rights. It also is so widespread that ending it must be a public health priority. An estimated one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner during her lifetime. Intimate partner violence has been shown to increase the risk of HIV infection by around 50 per cent, and violence (and the fear of violence) deters women and girls from seeking services for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. More

UNDP human development report 2014: Sustaining human progress: Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” shows that overall trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their well-being, including by natural or human-induced disasters and crises. More

Gender on the Move: Working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective

Monday, December 9, 2013

The training manual "Gender on the Move: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective", available in English and Spanish, aims to provoke thinking and action around migration and development from a gender and rights-based perspective, bringing to the fore migration for care, the importance of putting the right to care on the development agenda, and migrant women’s rights. It offers tools to help design programmes and policies that strengthen the positive effects of migration in terms of development, both in origin and destination countries. More

Realizing women's rights to land and other productive resources

Friday, November 8, 2013

This publication provides guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. It is based on the results of an expert group meeting held in June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Angola? A gender perspective.

Friday, November 1, 2013

This study seeks to explore the impacts of Angola's integration into the world economy mainly as an oil exporter and in particular, to analyse whether there is a gender bias in the effects of trade. More

A transformative goal in the region for the future we want

Friday, November 1, 2013

The publication summarizes UN Women’s position paper on the post-2015 agenda, reviews key areas of the Beijing Platform for Action and summarizes the Consensus adopted at the two previous editions of the Regional Conference on Women which focused on gender equality, women’s empowerment and information and communications technologies. More

UN Security Council resolution 2122 on women, peace and security (2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013

By unanimous vote, the Security Council adopted the present resolution which sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States to dismantle the barriers, create the space, and provide seats at the table for women. More

Doubling digital opportunities: Enhancing the inclusion of women and girls in the information eociety: A report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender

Sunday, September 1, 2013

This report studies the role that Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Internet can play in advancing gender equality agendas, including equal access to new technologies by women and girls. More

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women strategic plan, 2014–2017

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and its annexes are presented to the Executive Board for endorsement. More

Trade, gender and development: Advocating inclusive and gender-sensitive economic development on a global level

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This report provides an overview of the work carried out by the Gender and Trade Unit at in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in UNCTAD. More

A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment: Imperatives and key components

Monday, July 1, 2013

In the midst of a global conversation about the legacy and next steps after the MDGs, UN Women calls for a commitment to achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 development framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To make a difference, the new framework must be transformative, by addressing the structural impediments to gender equality and the achievement of women’s rights. More

The fisheries sector in the Gambia: Trade, value addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women

Monday, July 1, 2013

This report sets out a detailed analysis of the fisheries sector and its prospects for value-addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women. More

Powerful synergies: Gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

Monday, July 1, 2013

This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization. More

Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system (ECOSOC resolution E/2013/L.14)

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Economic and Social Council resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system. More

UN Security Council resolution 2106 on sexual violence in conflict (2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

On 24 June 2013, the UN Security Council sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for a scourge that affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys. More

Annual Report 2012–2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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 mainstreaming in the work of UNODC

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A guidance note for gender mainstreaming in the work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been prepared for staff members. More

Two Roads, One Goal: Dual Strategy for Gender Equality Programming in the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund

Friday, March 1, 2013

The joint study Two Roads, One Goal, funded and supported by the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund (MDGF) and conducted by UNDP and UN Women examines the MDGF’s application of its dual strategy for the achievement of gender equality through joint programming. More

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/RES/67/226)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development (QCPR) was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2012. It provides intergovernmental direction for the UN system’s operational activities for development, especially at the country level over the period 2013 – 2017. The QCPR resolution puts a strong emphasis on accountability, while underscoring the importance of ensuring system-wide coherence in both programmatic and operational terms. It also reaffirms the findings of the evaluation of the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative, namely that system-wide coherence helps to promote greater attention to, and focus on, gender equality and the empowerment of women in the UN system’s programming, advocacy and policy work at a national level. More

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