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 and reproductive health and rights (8)
- Health (8)
- Education (4)
- Economic empowerment (3)
- Youth (3)
- Health care services (3)
- Ending violence against women and girls (3)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Social protection (2)
- Gender statistics (2)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2)
- HIV and AIDS (2)
- Treatment (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Inheritance rights (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Maternal health (1)
- Human rights–based approach (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
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- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (1)
- Adolescents (1)
- Legal assistance (1)
- Sex-disaggregated data (1)
- Care and support services (1)
- Schooling (1)
- Poverty (1)
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- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN-AIDS) (1)
- International Development Law Organization (IDLO) (1)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (1)
- Plan International (1)
- Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (1)
- World Health Organization (WHO) (1)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1)
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Health emergencies such as COVID-19, and the response to them, can exacerbate gender inequality and derail hard-won progress not only on SDG 3 but on all the SDGs. This paper draws insights from emerging data and shines a spotlight on the long-term impact of the crisis on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The paper concludes by outlining policy priorities drawn from the evidence presented.
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.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
This report calls on global, national, and regional stakeholders to expand opportunities for girls and young women to be the changemakers and designers of the solutions to their challenges and opportunities; invest in the skills development of adolescent girls so they can compete in today’s labour market; improve girls’ health and nutrition; and end violence in all its forms against them.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This brief reviews a decade of feminist research on conditional cash transfers that has raised serious questions about the assumptions that underpin the use of conditionalities and their impact on poor women’s lives. It highlights concerns about the detrimental effects that conditionalities may have in contexts where quality public services are lacking and where multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination mean that well-intended programme requirements easily slip into coercive and disempowering implementation practices.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Recognizing the impact of gender inequality on the sexual and reproductive health of women and the health of their children, this programming guide provides practical guidance and tools to understand the influence of gender inequality on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH), and how to effectively integrate gender equality into programming.
Friday, March 8, 2019
This policy brief reviews the effects of cash transfers on the rights and capabilities of adolescent girls and boys, using a gender and capability lens and focusing on three key capability domains: education, sexual and reproductive health, and freedom from violence. Based on this evidence, the brief highlights the importance of a “cash plus” approach to enhancing adolescents’ multidimensional well-being and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
UNESCO, in collaboration with UN Women, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO, published an updated guidance which promotes health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality and the empowerment of children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
This report was written to highlight the experiences of women living with HIV in accessing treatment and quality care. Led by a Global Reference Group of women living with HIV, this global review uses a gender-responsive and human rights-based framework to explore the various factors that impact women's experience and decision making around treatment.