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Discussion papers series

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section of UN Women, to provide grounded, fresh and robust perspectives on some of the contemporary challenges to achieving gender equality and women’s rights, and offer insights into policy innovations that are making a difference in women’s lives. More

Guide for Gender-Responsive Budgeting Facilitators: A Pratical Approach

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget. More

Economic Growth and Social Reproduction: Gender inequality as cause and consequence

Monday, September 21, 2015

This paper examines how growth, social reproduction and gender equality are connected in ways that make paid and unpaid care work a key determinant of macroeconomic policy outcomes, growth and development. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

On norms and agency: Conversations about gender equality with women and men in 20 countries

Sunday, January 1, 2012

In this study on gender equality, researchers asked 4,000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their every-day decisions. The researchers spoke with men and women, youth and adults, living in villages and cities in developing countries, as well as higher income countries. More

Religion, culture and the politicization of honour-related violence: A critical analysis of media and policy debates in Western Europe and North America

Friday, October 1, 2010

Over the past decade, the issue of honour-related violence has entered media and policy debates in immigrant-receiving countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Britain and Canada. In some of these countries, media debate has instigated policy debate. This paper analyses how media, parliaments and other State institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) conceptualize honour killing and honour-related violence in order to uncover how such conceptualizations inform policy responses. More

State of the world population 2008: Reaching common ground: Culture, gender and human rights

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Development strategies should be more culturally sensitive to the promotion of human rights, especially women's rights, theUnited Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) annual report 2008-2009 finds, warning that otherwise many projects in poor countries are likely to fail. More

Progress of the World's Women 2000

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Launched in June of 2000, "Progress of the World's Women" is UNIFEM's biennial investigation of progress made towards a world where women live free from violence, poverty and inequality. More

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