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
- Youth (13)
- Ending violence against women and girls (7)
- Human rights (4)
- Education (4)
- Girls (4)
- Peace and security (3)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (3)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (3)
- Adolescents (3)
- Health (3)
- Leadership and political participation (2)
- Children’s rights (2)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Conflict, war (2)
- Intergovernmental processes (2)
- Women’s rights (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Social protection (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Rights in marriage (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Communications and media (1)
- Gender stereotypes (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Gender statistics (1)
- Service delivery (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Sports (1)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- UNiTE campaign (1)
- Laws, legislation (1)
- Men and boys (masculinity) (1)
- Gender equality and inequality (1)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1)
- Prevention (1)
- Fundamental freedoms (1)
- Gender data production and collection (1)
- HIV and AIDS (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
- Mediation and conflict resolution (1)
- Civil society participation (1)
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- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (2)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN-AIDS) (1)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (1)
- Plan International (1)
- World Health Organization (WHO) (1)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas—leadership, gender-based violence, economic opportunities, media participation and representation, and girls’ participation in sport—and presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem to respond to the crisis with a gender perspective and recover better in terms of gender equality.
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.
Friday, August 30, 2019
In alignment with the United Nations Youth 2030 Strategy, UN Women’s Youth Plan of Action 2019–2021 constitutes the implementation strategy of UN Women’s Youth and Gender Equality Strategy. It seeks to empower young women, young men, and non-binary people through an intergenerational, intersectional approach, focusing on shifting social norms, supporting policy change, fostering girls’ leadership, and amplifying their voices through effective partnerships.
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.
Monday, May 6, 2019
On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women’s “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls, health care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and in decision-making in all areas of life.
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.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Around the world, young women are working to prevent violent conflict, recover from crises, and build peaceful, tolerant communities, yet most peace and security interventions are blind to the needs and contributions of young women. This paper examines the diverse roles that young women play in these contexts and offers recommendations for ensuring their meaningful inclusion and participation in building and sustaining peace.
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.
Friday, May 19, 2017
UN Women's youth and gender equality strategy: Empowered young women and young men as partners in achieving gender equality.
Monday, December 19, 2016
CEDAW for Youth is a youth-friendly version of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. This resource explains why CEDAW is important to youth, describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world and summarizes the articles of CEDAW, including the specific forms of discrimination that must be ended and how CEDAW is implemented and monitored.