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
- Access to basic services (14)
- Economic empowerment (14)
- Governance and national planning (10)
- Productive resources (6)
- Social protection (5)
- Employment (5)
- Rural women (4)
- Fund for Gender Equality (4)
- Civil society (4)
- Partnerships (3)
- Macroeconomic policies (3)
- Poverty (3)
- Migration (3)
- Unpaid work (2)
- Migrant workers (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2)
- Ending violence against women and girls (2)
- Universal primary education (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Ageing/older people (1)
- Local development (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Education (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Urban development (1)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Environmental protection (1)
- Health (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
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- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2)
- Guinea (2)
- Sudan (2)
- Lebanon (2)
- Germany (2)
- Sweden (1)
- China (1)
- Korea, Republic of (1)
- Spain (1)
- South Africa (1)
- Moldova, Republic of (1)
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- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (14)
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (1)
- National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland) (1)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) (1)
- United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (1)
Monday, February 17, 2020
This study, based on data from 59 low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Southern Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, finds that women and their families bear the brunt of growing income inequality and failures to adequately plan for and respond to rapid urbanization. The publication examines the effects of multidimensional poverty in urban areas, with women facing greater exposure to life in slum-like conditions than men.
Friday, January 31, 2020
This paper examines the case for investing in free universal childcare services in North Macedonia in order to reduce gender inequality in employment, labour market activity and earnings; promote higher human capital through greater enrolment of children in early childhood learning and development; and ensure equal access to all children in formal childcare as to foster the life chances and well-being of young children.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
This handbook provides practical guidance, elaborated with case studies, on how additional fiscal space can be created for a universal social protection system. The analyses should help governments on how they can increase spending on priority sectors for women, children, and vulnerable groups.
Monday, July 8, 2019
This discussion paper makes the case for investing in free universal childcare services of high quality in order to reduce gender inequality in earnings and employment. It estimates the employment-generating and fiscal effects of investing in free universal childcare in three middle income countries: South Africa, Uruguay, and Turkey.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
This study contributes to the policy debate on early childhood education and care (ECEC) expansion in the Kyrgyz Republic, and shows an estimated cost of providing universal childcare, it’s employment impact on men and women, as well as the tax revenue implication from the increased employment. The report argues that access to quality, formal ECEC plays a crucial role from the perspective of children as beneficiaries and parents as primary providers of care.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
This paper investigates how women’s right to live free from violence operates in the context of insecure immigration status. It identifies a tension between human rights and immigration control that is present in theory, policy frameworks, and migrant women’s lived experiences. It contends that this tension has led to a proliferation of rights’ statuses for migrant women who are exposed to intimate partner violence.
Monday, April 30, 2018
This discussion paper examines the impacts of shifting policies in relation to family reunification and internal dispersal on the experiences of female Syrian asylum seekers in Germany. It sheds light on how female Syrian asylum seekers and recognized refugees have coped with diverse challenges before arriving, during long-lasting separations, after subsequent reunifications in Germany, or after arriving alone.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
More than one third of the Earth’s land is currently degraded, affecting 2.6 billion people. Land degradation impacts men and women differently, making it imperative to address the persistent gender inequalities that fuel women’s extreme poverty. This paper analyses land degradation with a gender perspective and concludes with recommendations for the gender-responsive implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Adequate and dignified care provision for elderly populations is becoming an urgent policy issue, not only in high-income countries, but also in many middle- and low-income ones. This discussion paper documents and analyses varieties of eldercare policies, and their readjustments, in East Asia and Europe.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
This brief summarizes the Fund for Gender Equality's three-country research series which focuses on grantee case studies in Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan. It offers cross-cutting highlights from the three full-length research briefs which comprise the series, including area-based findings, good practices and lessons learned. It also offers key conclusions and recommendations that aim to help women realize greater empowerment, equality and inclusive development.