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Beyond COVID-19: A feminist plan for sustainability and social justice

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The “Feminist plan” maps the ambitious and transformative policies—on livelihoods, care, and the environment—that are needed to build a more equal and sustainable future. To get there, it calls for context-specific policy pathways, tailored political strategies, and financing. The plan identifies key levers that can create change and the actors at global, national, and local levels that need to take action to move towards this vision.

UN Women’s highlights from 2020–2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

UN Women’s highlights from 2020–2021 samples our top 2020 results showing how UN Women has effectively delivered for women and girls around the world, and presents some of the people who have inspired us most over the past year.

Rethinking gender-responsive procurement: Enabling an ecosystem for women’s economic empowerment

Friday, July 30, 2021

This publication discusses ways to broaden the scope of gender-responsive procurement from a focus on only promoting women’s enterprises to also including gender-responsive enterprises. The publication aims to inspire a transformative conceptualization of gender-responsive procurement that supports both equal market opportunities for women’s enterprises and equal outcomes for women in the labour market and the business environment.

Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls global initiative: Global results report 2017–2020

Friday, July 30, 2021

This global report presents results of the Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls initiatives from a range of cities across the globe. It illustrates what governments, grassroots women, women’s organizations, and other community partners can do to implement interventions that form part of a comprehensive approach to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.

UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women annual report 2020

Saturday, July 24, 2021

On its 25th anniversary, the UN Trust Fund launches its annual report for 2020, which highlights the results of funded civil society and women’s rights organizations despite the challenges of COVID-19. During 2020, UN Trust Fund grantees adapted swiftly to help protect and support women and girls during the unprecedented global crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Putting gender equality at the centre of social protection strategies in sub-Saharan Africa: How far have we come?

Thursday, July 22, 2021

This brief analyses the extent to and ways in which countries in sub-Saharan Africa integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into their social protection efforts. Drawing on a unique data set of national social protection strategies from 30 countries in the region, the brief finds that while a significant number of strategies acknowledge gendered risks and vulnerabilities, few include specific actions to address them. The brief concludes with a set of recommendations.

Guidance note: Preventing violence against women in politics

Monday, July 19, 2021

The guidance note discusses key concepts and norms about violence against women in politics, including definitions and normative frameworks, and provides practical guidance for addressing violence against women in politics at country level through different interventions.

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 22, July 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

This issue of TRANSFORM summarizes the “Corporate evaluation of UN Women’s UN system coordination and broader convening role in ending violence against women”. The evaluation provides an overall assessment of UN Women’s United Nations system coordination and broader convening role in the area of ending violence against women and includes a forward-looking analysis with a view to informing UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022–2025.

Financing gender-inclusive peace: Gaps in implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

This research explores the causes of the under-investment in gender-inclusive peace in conflict and post-conflict settings and the significant gaps in financing that make the implementation of Women, Peace and security commitments more difficult. This paper focuses on the three case studies of Colombia, Iraq, and the Philippines.

Accessibility audit

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

This brief is intended to inform readers about accessibility and ways to monitor and assess accessibility, including accessibility audits. This brief provides key considerations for planning and conducting an accessibility audit and suggests a wide range of resources and tools on how to undertake an audit.

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