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 (21)
- Ending violence against women and girls (21)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (9)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (6)
- COVID-19 (5)
- Human rights (5)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Health (5)
- Leadership and political participation (4)
- Local development (4)
- Rape/sexual assault (4)
- Gender power relations (4)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- Urban development (3)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (3)
- Access to justice and legal protection (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (2)
- Human rights–based approach (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Employment (2)
- Political empowerment (2)
- Political violence (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)
- Migrant workers (1)
- Businesses and foundations (1)
- Women farmers (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
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Monday, December 21, 2020
This brief details some of the ways safe city partners from different sectors, in a short six months, have taken action in line with the recommendations set out in UN Women’s Policy brief on COVID-19 and ensuring safe cities and safe public spaces for women and girls.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fifth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Integrated Action and Building to Scale: Safe and Empowering City and Public Space Initiatives with Women and Girls”. The report includes insights from a wide array of speakers, detailed rapporteur reports, key takeaways from programme sessions and participant discussions, good practices and tools, and links to several presentations.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The brief highlights trends and impacts of COVID-19 on women’s safety in transport. It includes examples of strategies put in place to provide safer transport modes for women and girls throughout the global pandemic, with a focus on availability, accessibility, and affordability, and makes recommendations on how different sectors can contribute to a comprehensive approach to improve women’s mobility.
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.