The “World survey on the role of women in development” is presented every five years to the Economic and Financial Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. It provides a unique opportunity to submit a research product covering economic and development issues with a gender perspective, for deliberation by Member States.
The forthcoming 2024 edition will focus on the theme, “Harnessing social protection for gender equality, resilience and transformation”. The report will explore how integrated gender-responsive social protection systems can advance gender equality in the context of more frequent disasters and chronic crises, including for groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. In doing so, it will take stock of gender gaps in coverage, adequacy, and comprehensiveness and identify promising practices for closing them. It will also explore how social protection systems can be financed in a progressive, gender-equitable, and sustainable way.
To produce the report, UN Women will bring together researchers, policymakers, civil society actors, and UN system partners, with the aim of delivering a report with strong and sustained inputs and buy-in, which will provide guidance to policymakers and support advocacy for a new generation of gender-responsive social protection systems.
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