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
- Sexual harassment (18)
- Ending violence against women and girls (18)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (6)
- Human rights (5)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Rape/sexual assault (4)
- Gender power relations (4)
- COVID-19 (3)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Leadership and political participation (3)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- Health (3)
- Access to justice and legal protection (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (3)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (2)
- Local development (2)
- Human rights–based approach (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Employment (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Political violence (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- Women’s rights (2)
- Electoral systems and processes (2)
- Rural development (2)
- Partnerships (1)
- Social protection (1)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (1)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
- Innovation and technology (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Accountability in the UN system (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Trafficking/sexual exploitation (1)
- Urban development (1)
- Migrant workers (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Women farmers (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
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Friday, September 4, 2020
The MeToo movement and much other work have increased public attention on sexual harassment. Yet, many workers still await adequate protection and enjoyment of their rights. This discussion paper focuses on sexual harassment of workers in the informal economy, with a focus on farmworkers and domestic workers. The paper provides suggestions for action by governments and civil society organizations for a world of work free from sexual harassment.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
This advocacy paper seeks to reflect and progress dialogue on the connections between sexual harassment and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). It advocates a rethinking of current approaches, including that centring survivor voices and understanding their common causes and dynamics is necessary for elimination.
Monday, August 31, 2020
This resource analyses Twitter data on the use of the hashtag #MeToo in different countries. Research was conducted in cooperation with UN Global Pulse, the Secretary-General’s initiative on big data and artificial intelligence for development, humanitarian action, and peace.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
This brief explains how companies are responding to the problem of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations on the measures that could be taken.
Monday, May 4, 2020
This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for women’s and girls’ safety in public spaces and cities, recognizing the continuum of violence against women and girls in private and public settings throughout different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Monday, March 30, 2020
This publication focuses on training as preventive intervention. It discusses current thinking on what makes training effective and presents a new framework for standards. Transformative work involves building a values-based approach to sexual harassment and an audit/culture check to establish the shape of harassment therein, with training that links these two. Training must fit the specific context, be conducted by experts in gender inequality, and be conducted face to face.
Monday, February 24, 2020
This publication illustrates in a practical way how participating cities of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative are working to implement women’s safety approaches through the lens of intersectionality. These include a range of women-led solutions, from the creation of data, to integrated policies with meaningful participation of women’s rights organizations, to urban planning solutions that prioritize minoritized women, and prevention initiatives addressing discriminatory behaviours.