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
- Innovation and technology (10)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (5)
- Economic empowerment (5)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Science and technology for development (4)
- Partnerships (3)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (3)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Health (2)
- Gender equality and inequality (2)
- Ending violence against women and girls (2)
- Human rights (1)
- Monitoring and evaluation (1)
- Financing for gender equality (1)
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- Employment (1)
- Humanitarian action (1)
- Sexual harassment (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Intergovernmental processes (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
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Friday, August 7, 2020
The digital revolution brings immense potential to improve social and economic outcomes for women. Yet, it also poses the risk of perpetuating existing patterns of gender inequality. This report begins by outlining a conceptual framework for understanding the mutual shaping relationship between gender and technology. It then focuses on three areas to identify opportunities and risks in the digital revolution: education, work, and social/welfare services.
Monday, June 15, 2020
The United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), chaired by the Executive Director of UN Women, has responded to the call of the Secretary-General for coordinated action during the COVID-19 pandemic. This compendium captures key messages and efforts of UN entities as they address the gender dimensions of the pandemic, aligned with the five pillars of the UN framework for the immediate socioeconomic response to COVID-19.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT-facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides examples of strategies put in place to prevent and respond to online/ICT-facilitated VAWG and makes recommendations on how different actors can best address this issue. It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
This working paper provides a basis to review the barriers, risks, and opportunities related to gender and the accessibility and utilization of digital finance, and to help identify pathways that could be leveraged for potential impactful investment returns for women.
Friday, March 8, 2019
This brochure showcases some of UN Women’s thoughts and practices around innovation that could accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment. The examples range from pilot programmes with marginalized beneficiaries to partnerships with start-ups; from frontier technologies to non-tech interventions that challenge mindsets; and from procedural improvements to capacity-building.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
This study investigates the feasibility of leveraging big data sources—particularly Twitter, Facebook, and radio data—to improve the evaluation of gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives. In particular, this study seeks to understand the potential role of big data to evaluate the contribution of UN Women to women’s political participation and leadership, using Mexico and Pakistan as case studies.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
This report outlines the value of big data for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including benefits, risks, and a compendium of gender-related big data projects.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The GICC is a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. This booklet outlines information on each of the GICC members.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
This background paper highlights the key barriers that contribute towards creating and sustaining the gender gap in innovation and technology and outlines the concrete action that UN Women and its partners are taking to address them.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, founded on the principle of 'leaving no one behind' call for transformative shifts, integrated approaches, and innovative solutions to overcome the structural barriers to sustainable development. Innovation and technology provide unpreceded opportunities to reach those who are the most likely to be left behind.