Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights. More
- Ending violence against women and girls (6)
- Anti-violence interventions (4)
- Leadership and political participation (3)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (2)
- Land and property (2)
- Peace and security (2)
- Productive resources (2)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Health (2)
- Electoral systems and processes (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- Inheritance rights (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Justice reform (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Access to justice post-conflict (1)
- Monitoring and evaluation (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Rural women (1)
- Service delivery (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Violent extremism and terrorism (1)
- Constitutions and legal reform (1)
- Conflict, war (1)
- Legal assistance (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Public sector reform (1)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (1)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1)
- Gender wage gap (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
- Shelters (1)
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- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (10)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (10)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (4)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (4)
- World Health Organization (WHO) (3)
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (2)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (1)
- World Bank (1)
- International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (1)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) (1)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (1)
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
This brief explores the implications for the provision of essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides recommendations for governments, civil society, and international organizations that are seeking to improve the quality of and access to coordinated health, police and justice, and social services for all women and girls during the crisis and provides examples of promising practices to date.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
We know that violent extremism has gendered impacts. But how do gendered power relations influence violent extremism, including why individuals join extremist groups, how these groups function, and what beliefs they hold? UN Women and UPDP commissioned this research volume of expert analyses to explore how unequal gender power structures, including masculinity, fuel and shape violent extremism in South and Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Access to justice is critical for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “A practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming” was developed by UN Women, UNDP, UNODC and OHCHR to stimulate bolder gender-responsive justice interventions. It harnesses experiences, lessons learned, and promising practices for creating non-discriminatory and inclusive justice systems, empowering women and girls to claim and fully realize their rights.
Monday, November 27, 2017
This guide focuses on the scourge of violence against women in elections. It identifies specific components of violence against women in elections, including types, tactics, victims and perpetrators, and presents policy and programming options based on current good practices to ensure that women can exercise their political rights.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Essential services package forms part of the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. This programme is a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC which aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence. This programme is supported by the Governments of Australia and Spain.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Prevention cannot be a short-term effort, but rather an endeavour that requires ongoing commitment from governments and other stakeholders, increased research to inform and monitor progress, and persistent action that addresses violence against women at its source. The joint UN framework draws together contemporary knowledge and practice in violence prevention. Its focus is on addressing the root causes as well as risk and protective factors associated with violence against women.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This report provides a unique quantification of the costs in terms of lost growth opportunities and an estimate of what societies, economies, and communities would gain if the gender gap in agriculture is addressed. The findings of this report are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Africa as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. Consider this: closing the gender gap in agricultural productivity could potentially lift as many as 238,000 people out of poverty in Malawi, 80,000 people in Tanzania, and 119,000 people in Uganda.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Guide examines the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across the electoral cycle. The Guide is directed to electoral administrations and the international assistance providers, and highlights the important work being carried out by offering concrete examples of steps that can be taken to remove remaining barriers that continue to affect women’s participation in electoral processes.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
In 2012–2013, UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and the MDG-Fund, in partnership with the Governments of Norway and Spain, undertook a corporate joint evaluation of joint programmes on gender equality in the United Nations system to address a gap in evidence on country-level joint gender programmes (JGPs).