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
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (11)
- Ending violence against women and girls (11)
- Economic empowerment (5)
- Anti-violence interventions (4)
- Employment (3)
- Service delivery (3)
- Health (3)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Rape/sexual assault (2)
- Migrant workers (2)
- Migration (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- Child marriage (2)
- Gender discrimination (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Gender statistics (1)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Girls (1)
- Adolescents (1)
- Health care services (1)
- Poverty (1)
- Harmful practices (1)
- Gender data production and collection (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
- Shelters (1)
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- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (11)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) (1)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1)
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (1)
- World Health Organization (WHO) (1)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
This report synthesises information from a rapid assessment to understand the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls and service provision. The synthesis sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on the availability of and accessibility to services for women and girls who experience violence, and measures taken by service providers to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during the pandemic.
Monday, April 6, 2020
This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
To monitor progress on efforts to eliminate violence against women (VAW), quality, standardized data are needed. Administrative data can provide vital information to understand the issue, and to inform policy and programmes to present and respond to VAW. This background paper synthesizes current information on key issues and ongoing debates on the collection and use of VAW administrative data collected and managed by authorities and different types of service providers.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
This paper concerns the implications of migration within Central America for family life. Focusing on the case of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, it shows how Nicaraguan families develop strategies based on a history of informal and flexible caregiving. While these informal strategies allow families to navigate the challenges migration and family separation entail, they also contribute to continued vulnerability and reinforce the gendered burdens of caregiving within transnational families.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
This discussion paper begins by presenting an overview of the latest research on cash transfers, gender protection, and empowerment outcomes. It continues by discussing some of the programme design features to consider when seeking to improve gender outcomes. Finally, the paper concludes with a set of research questions that can help shape future research and practice in this area.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This handbook, produced by UN Women and the ILO, provides practical guidance and examples of how to address violence and harassment against women in various work settings. The handbook includes: background on the issues, relevant international and regional policy and legal frameworks, the role of state and non-state actors, social dialogue, situations in which women are more exposed, how to respond, and entry points for prevention.
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This policy note explores policy and programming interlinkages between different forms of violence and considers entry points in the areas of (i) national legislation, (ii) prevention strategies, (iii) response for survivors, and (iv) data and evidence, for increased coordination and collaboration to advance the objectives of ending both female genital mutilation/cutting and other forms of violence against women and girls, in particular intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The briefs included in this package aim to present in a friendly way the essential strategies for addressing violence against women in general, preventing violence, and providing services to survivors in particular. The last brief includes a compilation of resources developed by UN Women and partners to end violence against women and girls.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Commissioned by UN Women Ethiopia, this national assessment identifies and evaluates existing rehabilitation and reintegration service providers for women and girl-survivors of violence. It examines the accessibility, quality and demand for such services, identifies challenges faced and offers recommendations to the government, development partners and service providers.