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This report distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives. It highlights promising reforms and interventions from around the world and charts an urgent agenda for governments, civil society, development agencies and other stakeholders.
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This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization.
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In this study on gender equality, researchers asked 4,000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their every-day decisions. The researchers spoke with men and women, youth and adults, living in villages and cities in developing countries, as well as higher income countries.
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Over the past decade, the issue of honour-related violence has entered media and policy debates in immigrant-receiving countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Britain and Canada. In some of these countries, media debate has instigated policy debate. This paper analyses how media, parliaments and other State institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) conceptualize honour killing and honour-related violence in order to uncover how such conceptualizations inform policy responses.
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This landmark World Health Organizatin (WHO) study analyses data from interviews with over 24,000 women in countries representing diverse cultural, geographical and urban/rural settings. The study uncovers the forms and patterns of violence against women across these locations and finds that violence from intimate male partners is a major contributor to women's ill-health.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the General Assembly (GA).  General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations composed of representatives of all Member States. As the highest intergovernmental body in the UN, it is also the principal policymaking and appraisal organ on matters relating to the follow-up to the major world conferences on women.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions, including the Commission on the Status of Women, and five regional commissions; receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes, and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to Member States. ECOSOC also monitors follow up to the major world conferences on women.