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
- Gender power relations (8)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (8)
- Ending violence against women and girls (5)
- Gender discrimination (4)
- Sexual harassment (4)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- Peace and security (2)
- Conflict, war (2)
- COVID-19 (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Leadership and political participation (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Sexual violence in conflict (1)
- Human rights–based approach (1)
- Economic empowerment (1)
- Communications and media (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Accountability in the UN system (1)
- Gender stereotypes (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Gender statistics (1)
- Rape/sexual assault (1)
- Employment (1)
- Political empowerment (1)
- Violent extremism and terrorism (1)
- Political violence (1)
- Sex-disaggregated data (1)
- Youth (1)
- Health (1)
- Electoral systems and processes (1)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
- Sexuality (1)
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
UN Women organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Data and violence against women in politics” (VAWP) on 4–5 December 2019, in New York, as a part of its ongoing efforts to tackle this issue. This report provides an overview of the expert discussions and the key takeaways identified during the meeting. It also highlights key discussion points to inform future efforts to collect data on VAWP.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
This study serves as an evidence-based instrument that demonstrates how leveraging attitudinal change can be used as a critical tactic towards advancing gender equality. The findings have the potential to inform policymakers, advertisers, private sector leaders, civil society, and decision-makers on challenging discriminatory attitudes and gender roles that perpetuate gender inequality and women’s subordinate status in society.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
This brief provides background information on the root causes and risk factors that explain why violence against women occurs in the first place. It highlights how the context of COVID-19 is exacerbating those factors and the impact it is having on rates of violence against women and the ability to undertake evidence-based prevention work in the current context. It provides indicative interventions that can be undertaken during social distancing.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
We know that violent extremism has gendered impacts. But how do gendered power relations influence violent extremism, including why individuals join extremist groups, how these groups function, and what beliefs they hold? UN Women and UPDP commissioned this research volume of expert analyses to explore how unequal gender power structures, including masculinity, fuel and shape violent extremism in South and Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This discussion paper on cultural change needed to end sexual harassment offers inputs on training, victim-focused work, rational reporting and collective ownership. It recognizes the work of the global women’s movements that put the issue in the spotlight, the women who led the international clamour for recognition of their voices and accountability for all perpetrators.
Monday, July 1, 2019
This report explores the gender, age, and religious identity dynamics that contributed to a disproportionate number of young men traveling from the small Pankisi Gorge region of Georgia to become foreign terrorist fighters in the Middle East from 2014 to 2016.
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.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This publication intends to support policy makers, employers, and activists by sharing UN Women’s work on this topic and offering new guidance on policy and practice on sexual harassment.