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
- Economic empowerment (7)
- Land and property (7)
- Productive resources (7)
- Rural women (3)
- Inheritance rights (2)
- Peace and security (2)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- Governance and national planning (2)
- Ending violence against women and girls (2)
- COVID-19 (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Leadership and political participation (1)
- Access to basic services (1)
- Justice reform (1)
- Access to justice post-conflict (1)
- Local development (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Employment (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Women farmers (1)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (1)
- Constitutions and legal reform (1)
- Conflict, war (1)
- Environmental protection (1)
- Legal assistance (1)
- Health (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Rural development (1)
- Public sector reform (1)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1)
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- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (7)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (2)
- International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (1)
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (1)
- Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (1)
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, 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.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
This paper traces the restructuring of rural families’ agricultural production, the intra-household division of labour, and land usage in the interim between the global oil price rise of 1979 and its precipitous fall by 2015. It was produced for UN Women’s flagship report, “Progress of the world’s women 2018”, and has been released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series.
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.
Monday, August 21, 2017
This paper looks to our understanding of the gendered implications of rural land dispossession through a comparative analysis of five cases that were driven by different economic purposes in diverse agrarian contexts. It identifies some of the common gendered effects of land dispossession, and demonstrates ways in which the gendered consequences of land dispossession vary qualitatively across cases. It was produced for UN Women’s flagship report, World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender and Sustainable Development. It is now also released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series.
Friday, November 8, 2013
This publication provides guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. It is based on the results of an expert group meeting held in June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace.