Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights. More
- Sexual harassment (12)
- Ending violence against women and girls (12)
- Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces (6)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (4)
- Gender discrimination (3)
- Gender power relations (3)
- Gender equality and inequality (3)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (3)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Local development (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Anti-violence interventions (2)
- Rural women (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- Health (2)
- Rural development (2)
- Human rights (1)
- Domestic violence/interpersonal violence (1)
- Information and communications technology (ICT) (1)
- Human rights–based approach (1)
- Innovation and technology (1)
- Institutional mechanisms (1)
- Accountability in the UN system (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Rape/sexual assault (1)
- Urban development (1)
- Employment (1)
- Political empowerment (1)
- Political violence (1)
- Electoral systems and processes (1)
- UN system coordination (1)
- Governance and national planning (1)
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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.
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.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
UN Women, in partnership with Unilever, developed this guide to support the implementation of the “Global Women’s Safety Framework in Rural Spaces” (GWSF). The guide aims to provide support to producers on how to practically implement three main areas of the GWSF, including promising practices, case studies, and tools.
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, January 1, 2019
This compendium of practices illustrates a wide range of strategies, practices, and tools from women’s safety partnerships in cities that form part of UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls Global Flagship Initiative. Promising practices have been selected from among those that have led to positive outcomes, involve collaborative partnerships, innovative action, and address women’s safety in public spaces with an intersectional approach.
Friday, December 7, 2018
The new Global Women’s Safety Framework adapts UN Women’s longstanding initiative on Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls through incorporating experience in the tea sector in rural spaces. With its strong focus on prevention of violence against women and girls in public spaces, including harassment, the Framework helps to build a common understanding in the tea sector that is applicable to other commodity sectors in agricultural value chains.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fourth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Leadership and Catalytic Partnerships: Delivering Integrated Safe City and Public Spaces Programmes with and For All Women and Girls”, co-hosted by the City of Edmonton in October 2018. The report includes insights from diverse speakers, rapporteur reports, key takeaways and participant discussions, good practices and tools, and links to presentations.