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
- Human rights (14)
- Access to justice and legal protection (14)
- Women’s rights (7)
- Economic empowerment (6)
- Ending violence against women and girls (6)
- Leadership and political participation (4)
- Constitutions and legal reform (4)
- Social protection (3)
- Access to justice post-conflict (3)
- Peace and security (3)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (3)
- Sexual harassment (3)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (3)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (3)
- Governance and national planning (3)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2)
- Rape/sexual assault (2)
- Migrant workers (2)
- Employment (2)
- Migration (2)
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- Children’s rights (1)
- Rights in marriage (1)
- Women with disabilities (1)
- Human rights–based approach (1)
- Gender, culture and society (1)
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- Anti-violence interventions (1)
- Land and property (1)
- Productive resources (1)
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- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (14)
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- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (1)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (1)
- Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (1)
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Access to justice for women is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its commitments to gender equality and to peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. This report provides a better understanding of common justice problems facing women and makes the case for increased investments in strategies that work to bring justice closer to women.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
This discussion paper identifies some of the most prevalent custody and child maintenance regimes in cases of divorce, dissolution of a civil union, and separation of parents, and examines them with an emphasis on their impact on women’s rights and gender equality.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
This report examines UN Women’s experiences implementing a global programme on gender-sensitive transitional justice (2015–2018), funded by the European Union. The report reflects on the programme’s outcomes and shares the strategies used to adapt to challenging circumstances. It shares strategies employed to increase the gender-responsiveness of transitional justice mechanisms, and to adequately respond to sexual and gender-based violence and other gendered impacts of violent conflict and repressive regimes.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Globally, more than 2.5 billion women and girls are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections. This policy strategy seeks to fast track the repeal of discriminatory laws in 100 countries between 2019 and 2023, focusing on six thematic areas, and will address the legal needs of more than 50 million women and girls.
Monday, October 15, 2018
This paper aims to give a broad overview of marriage and relationship recognition by exploring the extent to which the legal institution of marriage in western jurisdictions has changed to reflect gender equality. It draws on key illustrative examples, including the gendered division of labour, division of assets on divorce, the introduction of same-sex marriage, as well as examples from the expanding “menu” of relationship recognition.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Access to justice is critical for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “A practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming” was developed by UN Women, UNDP, UNODC and OHCHR to stimulate bolder gender-responsive justice interventions. It harnesses experiences, lessons learned, and promising practices for creating non-discriminatory and inclusive justice systems, empowering women and girls to claim and fully realize their rights.
Monday, April 30, 2018
This discussion paper examines the impacts of shifting policies in relation to family reunification and internal dispersal on the experiences of female Syrian asylum seekers in Germany. It sheds light on how female Syrian asylum seekers and recognized refugees have coped with diverse challenges before arriving, during long-lasting separations, after subsequent reunifications in Germany, or after arriving alone.