This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change. More
- Women with disabilities (14)
- Health (4)
- COVID-19 (3)
- Gender, culture and society (3)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (3)
- Ending violence against women and girls (3)
- Human rights (2)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- UN system coordination (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- Indigenous women (1)
- Partnerships (1)
- Social protection (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Rape/sexual assault (1)
- Peace and security (1)
- Employment (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
- Women’s rights (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1)
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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.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
This checklist is intended to guide stakeholders on how to prevent and respond to gender-based violence against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
UN Women and Women Enabled International developed this “know your rights” guide in consultation with women with disabilities. The purpose of this document is to provide a user-friendly guide for women with disabilites across the globe to understand their rights in accessing support when experiencing gender-based violence and to enable them to advocate with States for their rights.
Monday, December 28, 2020
This brief discusses the global context for intersectionality in conflict or crisis and transition settings, and considers the specific barriers faced in relation to the Women, Peace and Security and the Rule of Law agendas. It provides recommendations to overcome these barriers and points to positive actions to ensure that policies and programmes are inclusive and accessible for all.
Monday, October 5, 2020
This edition of the “UN Women impact stories” series focuses on UN Women’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the moment the pandemic broke, UN Women drew worldwide attention to specific tolls on women and girls. This selection of stories highlights how we and our partners quickly shifted efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of the COVID-19 response.
Monday, August 10, 2020
This discussion paper aims to address the limited scope of discussions and actions relating to the lives of women with disabilities and sexual harassment. It calls for centring the knowledge of women and girls with disabilities in all efforts to end sexual harassment in the world of work and on campus. It contributes to the development of intersectional approaches for addressing sexual harassment as it manifests in the lives of women with disabilities.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The present brief discusses the adverse impact of COVID-19 in the ability of women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities in meeting basic needs and provides recommendation to stakeholders on how to mitigate adverse effects of pre-existing inequalities they face, including on how to engage with networks and organizations as active agents in the process of “building back”.
Monday, April 27, 2020
This fact sheet provides an overview on the challenges facing indigenous women with disabilities. After providing an understanding of the issues faced by these women, the publication recalls relevant international human rights standards for the promotion and protection of their rights. Also included, are recommendations and a call to action to prevent discrimination and violence.
Monday, April 20, 2020
The present brief was developed in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the unique challenges that this creates for women and girls with disabilities. The brief discusses actions that the UN system can implement systematically to address the needs and rights of these women and girls in COVID-19 response and recovery plans.
Friday, December 6, 2019
In support of UN Women’s Strategy on the Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities, this series of briefs addresses a range of thematic issues related to gender equality and disability inclusion.