The “Women in politics: 2019” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, depicts global rankings for women in the executive and parliamentary branches of government as of 1 January 2019. The map shows progress towards gender equality in these areas at regional and national levels. More
- Youth (10)
- Ending violence against women and girls (5)
- Human rights (4)
- Education (3)
- Peace and security (3)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (2)
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights (2)
- Girls (2)
- Adolescents (2)
- Conflict, war (2)
- Women’s rights (2)
- Health (2)
- Access to justice and legal protection (1)
- Social protection (1)
- Post-conflict recovery (1)
- Children’s rights (1)
- Rights in marriage (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
- Economic empowerment (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Peacebuilding (1)
- Service delivery (1)
- Peace processes (1)
- Gender power relations (1)
- Beijing Platform for Action (1)
- Intergovernmental processes (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)
- HIV and AIDS (1)
- Primary prevention (1)
- Mediation and conflict resolution (1)
- Show more Hide
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (10)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN-AIDS) (1)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (1)
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (1)
- World Health Organization (WHO) (1)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (1)
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.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
“Voices against Violence” is a co-educational curriculum developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with inputs from young people. Designed for various age groups ranging from 5 to 25 years, it provides young people with tools and expertise to understand the root causes of violence in their communities, to educate and involve their peers and communities to prevent such violence, and to learn about where to access support if violence is experienced.
Monday, July 15, 2013
This publication is an inter-agency assessment of gender-based violence, including forced or early marriage, and child protection issues among Syrian refugees in host communities in Jordan. It consisted of a household survey, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews covering 11 out of 12 governorates in Jordan, targeting almost 80 per cent of the refugee population that is not residing in the camps.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This inter-agency study is a call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. It highlights that the forms and nature of violence that women and girls experience are shaped and influenced by the often multiple forms of discrimination they face. They can be based on factors such as age, ethnicity, geographic location, or disability, and intersect with gender inequality and discrimination.